France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.03%
Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials , Consumer Services and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.03%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.14%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ), which rose 2.69% or 1.23 points to trade at 46.83 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) added 2.33% or 2.40 points to end at 105.30 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 1.98% or 0.92 points to 47.31 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Technip (PA: TECF ), which lost 2.11% or 1.12 points to trade at 51.85 in late trade. Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) declined 2.01% or 0.28 points to end at 13.41 and Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique SA (PA: ESSI ) shed 1.32% or 1.50 points to 112.35.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 5.12% to 6.115, Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was up 3.81% to settle at 28.760 and Amundi SA (PA: AMUN ) which gained 3.50% to close at 44.94.
The worst performers were Technip (PA: TECF ) which was down 2.11% to 51.85 in late trade, Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) which lost 2.01% to settle at 13.41 and Zodiac Aerospace (PA: ZODC ) which was down 1.72% to 20.05 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 333 to 307 and 121 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.10% to 19.37.
In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.42% or 5.55 to $1316.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.71% or 1.21 to hit $43.49 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 2.58% or 1.21 to trade at $45.68 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1191, while EUR/GBP fell 0.73% to 0.8431.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.32% at 95.70.
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