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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.34%

Published 20-06-2024, 09:35 pm
© Reuters.  France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.34%

Investing.com – France equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the CAC Technology Hardware & Equipment, CAC Travel & Leisure and CAC Software & Computer Services sectors led shares higher while losses in the CAC Technology, CAC Health Care and CAC Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 1.34%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (EPA:CAPP), which rose 3.03% or 5.55 points to trade at 188.85 at the close. Kering SA (EPA:PRTP) added 2.45% or 7.55 points to end at 316.15 and Engie SA (EPA:ENGIE) was up 2.42% or 0.32 points to 13.53 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Danone SA (EPA:DANO), which fell 2.58% or 1.52 points to trade at 57.40 in late trade. Carrefour SA (EPA:CARR) declined 0.32% or 0.05 points to end at 13.89 and Renault SA (EPA:RENA) up 0.32% or 0.16 points to 50.16.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Orpea SA (EPA:ORP) which rose 6.98% to 12.04, Nexity (EPA:NEXI) which was up 6.63% to settle at 9.24 and Forvia (EPA:FRVIA) which gained 5.03% to close at 12.22.

The worst performers were BIC (EPA:BICP) which was down 12.26% to 55.10 in late trade, Danone SA (EPA:DANO) which lost 2.58% to settle at 57.40 and Air France KLM SA (EPA:AIRF) which was down 1.63% to 9.53 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 320 to 186 and 87 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

Shares in Carrefour SA (EPA:CARR) fell to 3-year lows; down 0.32% or 0.05 to 13.89.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.86% or 20.10 to $2,367.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.24% or 0.19 to hit $80.90 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.29 to trade at $85.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.34% to 1.07, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.12% to 0.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 105.26.

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