France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.78%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.78%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Utilities and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.78%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ), which rose 3.33% or 9.85 points to trade at 305.85 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 1.98% or 2.10 points to end at 108.25 and L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) was up 1.83% or 3.70 points to 206.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which lost 2.13% or 1.66 points to trade at 76.33 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 2.07% or 3.66 points to end at 172.80 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) shed 1.88% or 0.47 points to 24.57.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vicat (PA: VCTP ) which rose 6.74% to 55.45, Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which was up 3.42% to settle at 20.26 and Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which gained 3.38% to close at 7.500.

The worst performers were Teleperformance (PA: ROCH ) which was down 3.79% to 159.90 in late trade, Orpea (PA: ORP ) which lost 2.99% to settle at 111.75 and Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which was down 2.59% to 31.640 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 334 to 239 and 103 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.03% to 12.15 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.76% or 9.20 to $1202.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.97% or 0.68 to hit $71.00 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.06 to trade at $78.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1744, while EUR/GBP rose 1.19% to 0.8981.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 93.82.

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