France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.87%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.87%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.87%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ), which rose 4.81% or 11.54 points to trade at 251.69 at the close. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) added 2.64% or 10.60 points to end at 412.10 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) was up 2.25% or 2.85 points to 129.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which lost 0.57% or 0.32 points to trade at 55.88 in late trade. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) declined 0.53% or 0.07 points to end at 13.99 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) shed 0.38% or 0.07 points to 18.38.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) which rose 4.81% to 251.69, Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which was up 3.66% to settle at 22.64 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which gained 3.10% to close at 56.60.

The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications (PA: ETL ) which was down 6.96% to 17.51 in late trade, SES (PA: SESFd ) which lost 5.69% to settle at 12.19 and BIC (PA: BICP ) which was down 1.69% to 92.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 355 to 228 and 108 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.16% to 11.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.78% or 10.60 to $1352.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.84% or 0.55 to hit $66.06 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.05 to trade at $70.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.2424, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8761.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 88.84.

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