France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.88%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.88%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.88% – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 0.88%, while the index added 0.77%.

The best performers of the session on the were Carrefour SA (PA:), which rose 4.58% or 0.67 points to trade at 15.29 at the close. Meanwhile, Safran SA (PA:) added 3.45% or 4.90 points to end at 147.00 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) was up 2.74% or 0.74 points to 27.74 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (PA:), which fell 1.93% or 0.71 points to trade at 36.27 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA:) declined 0.97% or 1.60 points to end at 164.20 and Vivendi SA (PA:) was down 0.60% or 0.15 points to 24.83.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Carrefour SA (PA:) which rose 4.58% to 15.29, Biomerieux SA (PA:) which was up 3.91% to settle at 89.00 and Soitec SA (PA:) which gained 3.47% to close at 87.95.

The worst performers were Ipsen SA (PA:) which was down 23.39% to 64.05 in late trade, Remy Cointreau (PA:) which lost 11.65% to settle at 98.95 and Genfit (PA:) which was down 4.61% to 16.55 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 338 to 229 and 84 ended unchanged.

Shares in Renault SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 1.93% or 0.71 to 36.27. Shares in STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.74% or 0.74 to 27.74. Shares in Ipsen SA (PA:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 23.39% or 19.55 to 64.05. Shares in Biomerieux SA (PA:) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.91% or 3.35 to 89.00. Shares in Remy Cointreau (PA:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 11.65% or 13.05 to 98.95.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.74% to 13.24.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.39% or 6.05 to $1571.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.57% or 1.43 to hit $54.16 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.45% or 1.52 to trade at $60.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1027, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8430.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.678.

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