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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.74%

Published 2018-12-28, 12:35 p/m
© Reuters.  France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.74%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 1.74%, while the SBF 120 index added 1.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI), which rose 3.25% or 0.55 points to trade at 17.30 at the close. Atos SE (PA:ATOS) added 3.12% or 2.14 points to end at 70.64 and Kering SA (PA:PRTP) was up 3.11% or 12.00 points to 397.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vivendi SA (PA:VIV), which added 0.24% or 0.05 points to trade at 21.02 in late trade. Renault SA (PA:RENA) added 0.65% or 0.35 points to end at 54.03 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) gained 0.65% or 0.86 points to 133.26.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA:TCH) which rose 7.08% to 0.892, Nexans (PA:NEXS) which was up 5.87% to settle at 24.00 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which gained 5.60% to close at 16.410.

The worst performers were Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which was down 1.24% to 55.80 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which lost 1.22% to settle at 10.550 and Covivio SA (PA:FDR) which was down 1.03% to 81.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 485 to 127 and 74 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.10% to 23.65.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.05% or 0.60 to $1281.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.57% or 0.70 to hit $45.31 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.41 to trade at $53.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1439, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.9006.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 95.947.

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