France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.27%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.27%
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 gained 0.27%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ), which rose 3.96% or 4.20 points to trade at 110.20 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) added 2.37% or 2.55 points to end at 109.95 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) was up 2.05% or 2.10 points to 104.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 2.68% or 0.448 points to trade at 16.240 in late trade. Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) declined 2.45% or 0.88 points to end at 35.08 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 1.13% or 1.66 points to 144.94.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which rose 12.20% to 18.300, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was up 4.42% to settle at 106.20 and EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) which gained 3.96% to close at 110.20.

The worst performers were Aeroports de Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was down 9.73% to 153.00 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which lost 3.36% to settle at 16.100 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which was down 2.68% to 16.240 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 307 to 250 and 105 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 9.45% to 17.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 3.65 to $1288.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.41% or 0.25 to hit $61.95 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.71% or 0.50 to trade at $70.89 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1237, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8626.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 97.058.

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