France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.91%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.91%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.91% – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the rose 0.91%, while the index gained 0.91%.

The best performers of the session on the were STMicroelectronics NV (PA:), which rose 3.14% or 0.545 points to trade at 17.880 at the close. Meanwhile, Legrand SA (PA:) added 2.30% or 1.48 points to end at 65.86 and Schneider Electric SE (PA:) was up 1.96% or 1.48 points to 76.86 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Airbus Group SE (PA:), which fell 1.21% or 1.44 points to trade at 117.78 at the close. Renault SA (PA:) declined 0.28% or 0.14 points to end at 50.28 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:) was down 0.04% or 0.04 points to 97.50.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA:) which rose 4.57% to 16.260, CGG SA (PA:) which was up 4.57% to settle at 1.933 and GTT (PA:) which gained 4.19% to close at 85.70.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:) which was down 2.13% to 41.91 in late trade, Electricite de France SA (PA:) which lost 1.95% to settle at 9.82 and Aperam SA (AS:) which was down 1.74% to 20.35 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 328 to 225 and 103 ended unchanged.

Shares in Electricite de France SA (PA:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.95% or 0.20 to 9.82.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 11.28% to 17.98.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.01% or 0.20 to $1514.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.23% or 0.12 to hit $52.33 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.19 to trade at $57.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.0984, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8909.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 98.482.

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