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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.75% By Investing.com

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.75% © Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.75%

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

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.75%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.72%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (PA:CAPP), which rose 4.04% or 7.10 points to trade at 182.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST) added 3.48% or 1.52 points to end at 45.29 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:LVMH) was up 3.16% or 20.00 points to 653.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were AXA SA (PA:AXAF), which fell 2.21% or 0.53 points to trade at 23.50 at the close. Renault SA (PA:RENA) declined 1.83% or 0.60 points to end at 32.17 and Thales (PA:TCFP) was down 1.55% or 1.30 points to 82.34.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA:SPIE) which rose 8.45% to 21.30, Mcphy Energy (PA:MCPHY) which was up 5.52% to settle at 20.26 and Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which gained 5.46% to close at 459.60.

The worst performers were Solutions 30 SE (PA:S30) which was down 3.36% to 7.76 in late trade, CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which lost 3.29% to settle at 0.705 and Sodexo SA (PA:EXHO) which was down 2.94% to 76.52 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 332 to 264 and 92 ended unchanged.

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 2.07% or 36.35 to $1795.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $80.61 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.10% or 0.08 to trade at $83.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.36% to 1.1568, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8478.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 94.213.