France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.38%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.38%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.38%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 5.42% or 2.07 points to trade at 40.24 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 2.50% or 0.360 points to end at 14.782 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 1.90% or 0.41 points to 22.03 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which lost 2.13% or 1.60 points to trade at 73.50 in late trade. Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) declined 0.78% or 0.10 points to end at 13.40 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) shed 0.71% or 1.00 points to 139.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which rose 5.51% to 6.32, Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) which was up 5.42% to settle at 40.24 and Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which gained 4.53% to close at 37.81.

The worst performers were Ipsen SA (PA: IPN ) which was down 5.02% to 111.70 in late trade, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which lost 4.55% to settle at 2.641 and DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was down 3.53% to 18.590 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 332 to 217 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.96% to 12.30.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.46% or 6.45 to $1413.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.42% or 0.25 to hit $60.45 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.34 to trade at $66.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1266, while EUR/GBP fell 0.24% to 0.8965.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 96.470.

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