France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.11%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.11% – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.11% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ), which rose 2.48% or 2.00 points to trade at 82.62 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 1.33% or 1.50 points to end at 114.65 and Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) was up 1.22% or 2.30 points to 190.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which lost 1.57% or 1.46 points to trade at 91.50 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 1.30% or 0.240 points to end at 18.260 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) shed 0.84% or 3.70 points to 436.20.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 6.71% to 136.80, Klepierre (PA: LOIM ) which was up 3.60% to settle at 34.22 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which gained 3.53% to close at 75.740.

The worst performers were GTT (PA: GTT ) which was down 12.39% to 48.36 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which lost 2.59% to settle at 38.320 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 1.91% to 10.280 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 304 to 239 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.48% to 13.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.54% or 7.30 to $1349.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.67% or 0.45 to hit $67.52 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.70 to trade at $72.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.2331, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8650.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 89.49.

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