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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.82%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.82%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.82%
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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 18:35

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.82% to hit a new 3-months high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.83%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI), which rose 5.06% or 0.98 points to trade at 20.45 at the close. Meanwhile, EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:ESLX) added 3.32% or 3.40 points to end at 105.85 and Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) was up 2.17% or 1.82 points to 85.82 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 2.42% or 0.468 points to trade at 18.848 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST) declined 0.72% or 0.95 points to end at 130.80 and Capgemini SE (PA:CAPP) was down 0.61% or 0.65 points to 106.25.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Lagardere SCA (PA:LAGA) which rose 8.00% to 24.70, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which was up 5.06% to settle at 20.45 and Electricite de France SA (PA:EDF) which gained 4.47% to close at 12.96.

The worst performers were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was down 4.37% to 19.490 in late trade, Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:CASP) which lost 2.99% to settle at 43.86 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was down 2.42% to 18.848 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 336 to 231 and 96 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.99% to 13.62.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.97% or 12.65 to $1296.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.50% or 0.29 to hit $58.55 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.53% or 0.36 to trade at $67.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1303, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8531.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.757.

© Reuters.

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