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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.45% By Investing.com

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.45% © Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.45%

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.45% to hit a new all time high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE), which rose 4.45% or 1.29 points to trade at 30.27 at the close. Meanwhile, Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST) added 2.34% or 1.24 points to end at 54.33 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) was up 2.23% or 0.94 points to 43.35 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP), which fell 1.95% or 1.14 points to trade at 57.26 at the close. BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP) declined 1.74% or 1.04 points to end at 58.84 and Worldline SA (PA:WLN) was down 1.37% or 0.71 points to 51.29.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Derichebourg (PA:DBG) which rose 5.06% to 10.59, Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) which was up 4.45% to settle at 30.27 and Orpea SA (PA:ORP) which gained 3.87% to close at 95.66.

The worst performers were Solutions 30 SE (PA:S30) which was down 5.23% to 7.53 in late trade, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:TFFP) which lost 4.91% to settle at 8.62 and SES (PA:SESFd) which was down 3.63% to 7.59 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 335 to 290 and 69 ended unchanged.

Shares in Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.45% or 1.29 to 30.27. Shares in Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST) rose to all time highs; rising 2.34% or 1.24 to 54.33. Shares in STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.23% or 0.94 to 43.35. Shares in Derichebourg (PA:DBG) rose to 5-year highs; rising 5.06% or 0.51 to 10.59. Shares in Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 4.45% or 1.29 to 30.27.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 6-months high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.66% or 29.25 to $1793.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.21% or 0.17 to hit $80.69 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.32% or 0.26 to trade at $82.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.56% to 1.1545, while EUR/GBP rose 0.89% to 0.8558.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.54% at 94.362.