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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%

Published 03-10-2018, 10:05 pm
Updated 03-10-2018, 10:06 pm
© Reuters.  France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.43%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP), which rose 2.45% or 2.50 points to trade at 104.70 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) added 1.51% or 0.184 points to end at 12.398 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was up 1.46% or 0.390 points to 27.050 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which lost 2.60% or 0.93 points to trade at 34.78 in late trade. Atos SE (PA:ATOS) declined 1.48% or 1.55 points to end at 103.20 and Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS) shed 1.21% or 6.80 points to 557.40.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA:TCH) which rose 18.09% to 1.234, Altran Technologies (PA:ALTT) which was up 9.13% to settle at 8.125 and Genfit (PA:GNFT) which gained 4.08% to close at 19.660.

The worst performers were Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which was down 5.44% to 50.400 in late trade, Bureau Veritas (PA:BVI) which lost 3.41% to settle at 21.55 and Metropole TV (PA:MMTP) which was down 3.37% to 16.93 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 314 to 260 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.69% to 13.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.33% or 4.00 to $1203.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.36% or 0.27 to hit $75.50 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.53 to trade at $85.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1521, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8868.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.36.

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