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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.40%

Published 12/12/2019, 01:00 PM
Updated 12/12/2019, 01:00 PM
© Reuters.  France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.40% – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.40%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.35%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI), which rose 3.95% or 0.68 points to trade at 17.89 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 3.45% or 0.544 points to end at 16.328 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) was up 2.92% or 0.85 points to 30.11 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE), which fell 2.12% or 0.500 points to trade at 23.030 at the close. Sodexo SA (PA:EXHO) declined 1.38% or 1.45 points to end at 103.85 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) was down 1.25% or 1.75 points to 138.65.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which rose 5.59% to 15.110, Faurecia (PA:EPED) which was up 4.59% to settle at 49.91 and Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) which gained 4.49% to close at 33.76.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:CASP) which was down 4.15% to 43.60 in late trade, Virbac SA (PA:VIRB) which lost 3.65% to settle at 224.50 and Mercialys SA (PA:MERY) which was down 2.40% to 11.78 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 319 to 245 and 96 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.96% to 13.80.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.20% or 2.90 to $1472.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.17% or 0.69 to hit $59.45 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.21% or 0.77 to trade at $64.49 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1111, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8475.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 97.425.

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