France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.59%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.59%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.59% – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the added 0.59%, while the index climbed 0.57%.

The best performers of the session on the were Accor SA (PA:), which rose 2.44% or 0.97 points to trade at 40.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Peugeot SA (PA:) added 2.24% or 0.48 points to end at 21.89 and Kering SA (PA:) was up 1.81% or 10.00 points to 562.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Legrand SA (PA:), which fell 0.90% or 0.66 points to trade at 72.48 at the close. Orange SA (PA:) declined 0.78% or 0.10 points to end at 13.28 and Safran SA (PA:) was down 0.62% or 0.90 points to 144.75.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Europcar Groupe SA (PA:) which rose 4.95% to 4.16, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) which was up 4.41% to settle at 60.660 and Rothschild & Co SCA (PA:) which gained 3.86% to close at 25.550.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:) which was down 3.74% to 41.97 in late trade, Eramet SA (PA:) which lost 3.37% to settle at 41.82 and Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:) which was down 2.51% to 139.90 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 365 to 206 and 102 ended unchanged.

Shares in Kering SA (PA:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.81% or 10.00 to 562.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 9.57% to 12.48.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.47% or 6.85 to $1479.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.40% or 0.83 to hit $60.01 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.59% or 1.02 to trade at $65.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1116, while EUR/GBP fell 1.28% to 0.8343.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 97.218.

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