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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.36%

Published 01/13/2021, 11:00 AM
© Reuters.  France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.36%

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.36%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.30%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which rose 13.13% or 2.03 points to trade at 17.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Teleperformance SE (PA:TEPRF) added 3.55% or 9.70 points to end at 282.70 and Orange SA (PA:ORAN) was up 2.55% or 0.26 points to 10.26 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (PA:RENA), which fell 2.90% or 1.07 points to trade at 35.83 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) declined 2.14% or 1.34 points to end at 61.16 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 1.67% or 0.34 points to 20.01.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) which rose 13.13% to 17.50, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which was up 6.52% to settle at 84.34 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:CASP) which gained 4.58% to close at 28.75.

The worst performers were Virbac SA (PA:VIRB) which was down 7.53% to 215.00 in late trade, Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which lost 3.82% to settle at 28.575 and Elis Services SA (PA:ELIS) which was down 3.63% to 13.28 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 324 to 265 and 84 ended unchanged.

Shares in Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) rose to 52-week highs; up 13.13% or 2.03 to 17.50. Shares in Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 13.13% or 2.03 to 17.50. Shares in Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.52% or 5.16 to 84.34.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.76% or 14.00 to $1858.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.23% or 0.12 to hit $53.33 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.06 to trade at $56.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.37% to 1.2162, while EUR/GBP fell 0.13% to 0.8918.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 90.297.

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