France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.22%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.22%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.22% – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the added 0.22%, while the index gained 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sodexo SA (PA:), which rose 2.23% or 2.30 points to trade at 105.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:) added 1.64% or 0.380 points to end at 23.530 and Engie SA (PA:) was up 1.56% or 0.23 points to 14.64 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Capgemini SE (PA:), which fell 1.70% or 1.80 points to trade at 104.25 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (PA:) declined 1.37% or 1.95 points to end at 140.75 and Atos SE (PA:) was down 1.23% or 0.94 points to 75.26.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet SA (PA:) which rose 3.92% to 41.92, SES (PA:) which was up 3.40% to settle at 12.18 and Groupe FNAC (PA:) which gained 2.42% to close at 52.900.

The worst performers were Covivio SA (PA:) which was down 2.41% to 101.30 in late trade, Valeo SA (PA:) which lost 2.12% to settle at 32.31 and Gecina SA (PA:) which was down 2.07% to 156.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 302 to 256 and 115 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.58% to 14.83.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.47% or 6.95 to $1475.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.84% or 0.50 to hit $58.74 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.06% or 0.68 to trade at $63.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1092, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8421.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.395.

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