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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.09%

Published 08/07/2020, 01:00 PM
© Reuters.  France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.09%
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Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.09%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR), which rose 1.42% or 0.97 points to trade at 69.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Renault SA (PA:RENA) added 1.29% or 0.29 points to end at 22.76 and Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) was up 1.18% or 1.20 points to 103.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 2.72% or 0.28 points to trade at 9.82 at the close. Danone SA (PA:DANO) declined 1.80% or 1.00 points to end at 54.58 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) was down 1.23% or 0.92 points to 73.66.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which rose 3.07% to 275.00, Tarkett (PA:TKTT) which was up 2.62% to settle at 10.57 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:CASP) which gained 2.04% to close at 24.52.

The worst performers were Akka Technologies (PA:AKA) which was down 4.86% to 16.46 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which lost 3.01% to settle at 6.91 and Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:ETL) which was down 3.01% to 8.44 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 277 to 274 and 97 ended unchanged.

Shares in Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.18% or 1.20 to 103.10. Shares in Akka Technologies (PA:AKA) fell to 5-year lows; losing 4.86% or 0.84 to 16.46.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.72% to 24.04.

Gold Futures for October delivery was down 1.65% or 33.90 to $2024.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.60% or 0.67 to hit $41.28 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.42% or 0.64 to trade at $44.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.89% to 1.1769, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.9023.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.79% at 93.502.

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