© Reuters.  France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.62%
© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.62%

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the added 0.62%, while the index added 0.51%.

The best performers of the session on the were Renault SA (PA:), which rose 3.41% or 0.73 points to trade at 22.16 at the close. Meanwhile, Sanofi SA (PA:) added 2.71% or 2.30 points to end at 87.06 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:) was up 2.31% or 9.05 points to 400.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:), which fell 4.20% or 1.35 points to trade at 30.76 at the close. Safran SA (PA:) declined 3.57% or 3.18 points to end at 85.80 and BNP Paribas SA (PA:) was down 2.37% or 0.77 points to 31.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Alten SA (PA:) which rose 9.43% to 76.00, Accor SA (PA:) which was up 4.27% to settle at 22.95 and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA:) which gained 4.14% to close at 21.62.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA:) which was down 6.03% to 0.561 in late trade, Orpea SA (PA:) which lost 4.90% to settle at 90.44 and Korian Medica SA (PA:) which was down 4.67% to 28.58 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 312 to 251 and 84 ended unchanged.

Shares in CGG SA (PA:) fell to all time lows; falling 6.03% or 0.036 to 0.561.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.50% to 26.19.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.97% or 37.60 to $1870.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.80% or 0.32 to hit $40.12 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.67% or 0.28 to trade at $42.00 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1681, while EUR/GBP fell 0.38% to 0.9157.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 94.237.

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