France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.76%

This post was originally published on this site

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.76% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.78%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes SE (EPA:DAST), which rose 3.47% or 1.19 points to trade at 35.45 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 3.17% or 0.70 points to end at 22.78 and Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) was up 3.04% or 1.33 points to 45.03 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pernod Ricard SA (EPA:PERP), which fell 1.17% or 2.10 points to trade at 177.90 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (EPA:VIE) declined 0.84% or 0.18 points to end at 21.25 and AXA SA (EPA:AXAF) was down 0.84% or 0.21 points to 24.29.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Mcphy Energy (EPA:MCPHY) which rose 8.44% to 14.01, Verallia (EPA:VRLA) which was up 6.11% to settle at 26.74 and Orpea SA (EPA:ORP) which gained 5.82% to close at 15.00.

The worst performers were Quadient SA (EPA:QDT) which was down 2.17% to 13.95 in late trade, Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA:CASP) which lost 1.90% to settle at 8.02 and ALD SA (EPA:ALDA) which was down 1.86% to 10.54 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 284 to 237 and 106 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.39% or 6.45 to $1,640.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.46% or 0.39 to hit $84.91 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.10% or 0.09 to trade at $92.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.31% to 0.98, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.02% to 0.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 112.57.