(C) Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.97%
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Orange SA (PA:ORAN), which rose 3.67% or 0.32 points to trade at 9.16 at the close. Meanwhile, Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) added 3.17% or 0.35 points to end at 11.39 and BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP) was up 3.16% or 0.96 points to 31.45 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Air Liquide SA (PA:AIRP), which fell 1.22% or 1.65 points to trade at 133.50 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) declined 0.97% or 0.18 points to end at 18.45 and EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:ESLX) was down 0.59% or 0.70 points to 117.80.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which rose 8.89% to 0.612, Lagardere SCA (PA:LAGA) which was up 8.21% to settle at 25.32 and Natixis (PA:CNAT) which gained 6.93% to close at 2.03.
The worst performers were Suez SA (PA:SEVI) which was down 4.17% to 15.40 in late trade, Genfit (PA:GNFT) which lost 1.96% to settle at 4.00 and BIC (PA:BICP) which was down 1.90% to 42.30 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 370 to 202 and 80 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.37% to 25.21.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.74% or 14.05 to $1921.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 6.88% or 2.55 to hit $39.60 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 6.19% or 2.43 to trade at $41.70 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.60% to 1.1786, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.9081.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 93.483.
France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.97%
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