France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.30%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.30%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.30% – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the rose 0.30%, while the index climbed 0.25%.

The best performers of the session on the were Airbus Group SE (PA:), which rose 4.25% or 4.86 points to trade at 119.22 at the close. Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:) added 4.25% or 6.90 points to end at 169.35 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA:) was up 2.01% or 2.55 points to 129.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Thales (PA:), which fell 3.31% or 3.37 points to trade at 98.48 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA:) declined 2.39% or 0.37 points to end at 15.10 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:) was down 1.85% or 0.65 points to 34.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Remy Cointreau (PA:) which rose 6.42% to 126.00, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:) which was up 4.25% to settle at 169.35 and Airbus Group SE (PA:) which gained 4.25% to close at 119.22.

The worst performers were Quadient SA (PA:) which was down 4.35% to 18.03 in late trade, Thales (PA:) which lost 3.31% to settle at 98.48 and GTT (PA:) which was down 3.24% to 82.25 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 339 to 215 and 94 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.02% to 20.26 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.37% or 5.65 to $1513.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.04% or 0.55 to hit $52.09 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.47% or 0.27 to trade at $57.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.0983, while EUR/GBP fell 0.36% to 0.8874.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 98.450.

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