© Reuters France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.24%
Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the added 1.24%, while the index gained 1.19%.
The best performers of the session on the were STMicroelectronics NV (EPA:), which rose 3.84% or 1.51 points to trade at 40.68 at the close. Meanwhile, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (EPA:) added 2.44% or 20.10 points to end at 843.50 and Hermes International SCA (EPA:) was up 2.32% or 44.40 points to 1,959.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Worldline SA (EPA:), which fell 1.80% or 0.71 points to trade at 38.66 at the close. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE (EPA:) declined 1.04% or 0.45 points to end at 42.94 and Orange SA (EPA:) was down 0.45% or 0.05 points to 11.39.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Coface (EPA:) which rose 10.14% to 13.36, Faurecia (EPA:) which was up 7.52% to settle at 21.16 and Valeo SA (EPA:) which gained 4.86% to close at 19.31.
The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA:) which was down 6.43% to 6.33 in late trade, Klepierre SA (EPA:) which lost 2.11% to settle at 20.89 and Orpea SA (EPA:) which was down 2.06% to 2.19 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 311 to 200 and 109 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 June delivery was up 0.02% or 0.30 to $1,944.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.85% or 0.61 to hit $72.44 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.52% or 0.40 to trade at $76.66 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.07% to 1.07, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.23% to 0.87.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 104.19.