France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.42% By

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.42%

© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.42% – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 0.42% to hit a new 6-months high, while the index climbed 0.49%.

The best performers of the session on the were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:), which rose 3.67% or 1.89 points to trade at 53.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Renault SA (EPA:) added 3.15% or 1.04 points to end at 34.26 and Worldline SA (EPA:) was up 2.69% or 1.21 points to 46.18 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Airbus Group SE (EPA:), which fell 0.44% or 0.50 points to trade at 113.26 at the close. EssilorLuxottica SA (EPA:) declined 0.23% or 0.40 points to end at 174.75 and Danone SA (EPA:) was down 0.22% or 0.11 points to 50.47.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (EPA:) which rose 10.01% to 2.84, Derichebourg (EPA:) which was up 8.37% to settle at 5.25 and Virbac SA (EPA:) which gained 5.30% to close at 248.50.

The worst performers were Rexel (EPA:) which was down 0.96% to 18.52 in late trade, Bureau Veritas SA (EPA:) which lost 0.93% to settle at 25.68 and Soitec SA (EPA:) which was down 0.81% to 159.65 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 344 to 196 and 93 ended unchanged.

The , 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 0.57% or 10.00 to $1,755.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.32% or 0.25 to hit $78.19 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $85.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.13% to 1.04, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.42% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 105.75.

Written by biedex markets