France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.93% By

© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.93% – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the added 0.93%, while the index added 0.84%.

The best performers of the session on the were Renault SA (PA:), which rose 4.12% or 1.41 points to trade at 35.63 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) added 4.12% or 0.72 points to end at 18.30 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA:) was up 3.30% or 5.05 points to 158.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dassault Systemes SE (PA:), which fell 1.95% or 3.30 points to trade at 165.85 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:) declined 1.47% or 1.06 points to end at 70.84 and Teleperformance SE (PA:) was down 1.12% or 3.10 points to 273.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Coface (PA:) which rose 8.55% to 8.51, Vallourec (PA:) which was up 6.10% to settle at 26.700 and Renault SA (PA:) which gained 4.12% to close at 35.63.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA:) which was down 10.42% to 5.25 in late trade, Klepierre SA (PA:) which lost 4.17% to settle at 20.70 and Carmila SA (PA:) which was down 2.45% to 11.16 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 320 to 282 and 56 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.68% or 12.50 to $1861.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.15% or 0.08 to hit $52.77 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.06 to trade at $55.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.2123, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8836.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 90.513.

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