France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.18%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.18%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were AXA SA (PA: AXAF ), which rose 1.94% or 0.44 points to trade at 23.07 at the close. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) added 1.15% or 4.05 points to end at 355.05 and Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) was up 1.13% or 0.32 points to 28.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 27.05% or 25.20 points to trade at 67.96 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 1.89% or 2.90 points to end at 150.90 and Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) shed 1.24% or 0.17 points to 13.93.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which rose 3.76% to 1.600, AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) which was up 1.94% to settle at 23.07 and Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which gained 1.72% to close at 17.780.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was down 27.05% to 67.96 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which lost 5.47% to settle at 9.670 and ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which was down 4.27% to 12.56 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 296 to 266 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.24% to 13.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.81% or 10.35 to $1282.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.66% or 0.41 to hit $62.22 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.47 to trade at $71.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1196, while EUR/GBP fell 0.66% to 0.8516.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 97.278.

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