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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.29% By


© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.29% – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 1.29%, while the index gained 1.22%.

The best performers of the session on the were Vivendi SA (PA:), which rose 147.17% or 6.39 points to trade at 10.72 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) added 4.49% or 1.11 points to end at 25.74 and Societe Generale SA (PA:) was up 3.70% or 0.90 points to 25.39 in late trade.

Eurofins Scientific SE, (PA:), fell 1.42 points or 1.82 to trade at 124.62 by the end of session. Dassault Systemes SE(PA:), which declined 1.39% (0.71 points) to close at 50.23, and Engie SA [PA:] was down 1.02% (0.12 points) to 11.63.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vivendi SA (PA:) which rose 147.17% to 10.72, Valneva (PA:) which was up 9.59% to settle at 13.250 and CGG SA (PA:) which gained 6.06% to close at 0.630.

The worst performers were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA:) which was down 3.81% to 164.10 in late trade, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:) which lost 2.09% to settle at 524.60 and Orpea SA (PA:) which was down 2.09% to 103.20 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered falling ones on Paris Stock Exchange by about 410 to 205. 82 was unchanged.

The index, which tracks the implied volatility for CAC 40 options, was stable at 0% to 18.96. This is a new six-months high.

The December Gold Futures were up 0.4%, or 0.75, to $1778.95 per troy ounce. Other commodities traded included Crude oil, which rose by 1.86% to reach $71.80 a barrel, and November Brent oil, which rose by 1.86% to trade at $75.74/barrel.

EUR/USD rose 0.1% to 1.1739 while EUR/GBP rose 0.1% to 0.8589.

US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.9% at 93.112.

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