France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.57%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.57% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which rose 12.01% or 1.67 points to trade at 15.57 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 6.09% or 1.63 points to end at 28.41 and Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) was up 3.34% or 2.82 points to 87.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which lost 7.72% or 38.80 points to trade at 464.00 in late trade. Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) declined 3.58% or 4.20 points to end at 113.00 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 3.25% or 1.46 points to 43.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were GTT (PA: GTT ) which rose 13.96% to 57.55, SES (PA: SESFd ) which was up 12.13% to settle at 17.29 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which gained 12.01% to close at 15.57.

The worst performers were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was down 8.55% to 158.40 in late trade, Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) which lost 7.72% to settle at 464.00 and Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which was down 7.45% to 27.10 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 307 to 255 and 105 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.75% to 11.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1225.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.56% or 0.39 to hit $69.22 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $74.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1655, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8891.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 94.47.

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