France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.35%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.35%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.35%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 3.69% or 0.710 points to trade at 19.932 at the close. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) added 3.05% or 14.20 points to end at 480.00 and Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) was up 2.98% or 1.14 points to 39.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which lost 2.18% or 1.65 points to trade at 73.88 in late trade. Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) declined 2.06% or 1.10 points to end at 52.38 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 1.49% or 2.30 points to 151.58.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which rose 10.48% to 52.62, Orpea SA (PA: ORP ) which was up 7.90% to settle at 98.06 and Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which gained 5.25% to close at 329.00.

The worst performers were Rothschild & Co SCA (PA: ROTH ) which was down 3.66% to 27.650 in late trade, BIC (PA: BICP ) which lost 3.16% to settle at 87.40 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 2.92% to 87.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 342 to 231 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.71% to 14.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.06% or 0.75 to $1314.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.11% or 1.12 to hit $54.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.99% or 1.24 to trade at $63.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.43% to 1.1275, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8771.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 96.895.

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