France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.55%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.55%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.49%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:LVMH), which rose 3.67% or 24.70 points to trade at 697.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS) added 2.39% or 32.00 points to end at 1368.50 and Capgemini SE (PA:CAPP) was up 1.99% or 4.00 points to 205.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM), which fell 3.07% or 1.31 points to trade at 41.35 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) declined 2.24% or 0.26 points to end at 11.58 and AXA SA (PA:AXAF) was down 2.08% or 0.60 points to 28.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet SA (PA:ERMT) which rose 5.66% to 94.25, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:LVMH) which was up 3.67% to settle at 697.70 and Klepierre SA (PA:LOIM) which gained 3.64% to close at 23.65.

The worst performers were Valneva (PA:VLS) which was down 12.04% to 13.810 in late trade, Metropole Television SA (PA:MMTP) which lost 8.06% to settle at 17.10 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:TFFP) which was down 7.38% to 8.47 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 315 to 246 and 82 ended unchanged.

Shares in Eramet SA (PA:ERMT) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 5.66% or 5.05 to 94.25.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.58% or 28.65 to $1841.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.61% or 1.37 to hit $86.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.38% or 1.21 to trade at $88.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1345, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8326.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 95.537.