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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.45%

Stock Markets Oct 30, 2019 02:00PM ET
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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 added 0.45% to hit a new 5-year high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP), which rose 7.56% or 18.50 points to trade at 263.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) added 4.53% or 1.13 points to end at 26.05 and Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) was up 3.36% or 4.22 points to 129.98 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (PA:RENA), which fell 4.02% or 1.99 points to trade at 47.41 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) declined 3.48% or 0.494 points to end at 13.702 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) was down 3.48% or 3.90 points to 108.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) which rose 7.56% to 263.10, Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) which was up 4.53% to settle at 26.05 and Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) which gained 3.36% to close at 129.98.

The worst performers were Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:TFFP) which was down 9.40% to 7.375 in late trade, Faurecia (PA:EPED) which lost 5.90% to settle at 42.90 and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA:PLOF) which was down 4.16% to 24.65 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 292 to 276 and 92 ended unchanged.

Shares in L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) rose to all time highs; rising 7.56% or 18.50 to 263.10. Shares in Renault SA (PA:RENA) fell to 5-year lows; losing 4.02% or 1.99 to 47.41. Shares in Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.53% or 1.13 to 26.05. Shares in L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) rose to all time highs; up 7.56% or 18.50 to 263.10. Shares in Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.53% or 1.13 to 26.05.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.54% to 13.85.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 3.70 to $1494.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.53% or 0.85 to hit $54.69 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.31% or 1.42 to trade at $60.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1108, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8640.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 97.565.

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.45%
 

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