France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.27%

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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.27%France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.27% – 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 1.27%, while the index gained 1.22%.

The best performers of the session on the were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:), which rose 6.20% or 0.742 points to trade at 12.706 at the close. Meanwhile, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:) added 5.56% or 19.85 points to end at 376.85 and Kering SA (PA:) was up 4.20% or 18.65 points to 462.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pernod Ricard SA (PA:), which fell 1.13% or 1.95 points to trade at 170.40 at the close. Thales (PA:) declined 0.96% or 0.94 points to end at 97.02 and L’Oreal SA (PA:) was down 0.93% or 2.30 points to 245.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA:) which rose 6.75% to 22.29, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) which was up 6.20% to settle at 12.706 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:) which gained 5.56% to close at 376.85.

The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) which was down 2.34% to 56.880 in late trade, Genfit (PA:) which lost 2.03% to settle at 12.560 and Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:) which was down 1.38% to 121.70 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 346 to 209 and 87 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.34% or 1.360 to 56.880.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.87% to 17.36.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.84% or 12.65 to $1500.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.46% or 0.77 to hit $53.36 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.01% or 0.59 to trade at $58.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.43% to 1.1016, while EUR/GBP fell 1.11% to 0.8885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 98.390.

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