France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.65%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.65%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA:VIV), which rose 4.02% or 0.83 points to trade at 21.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) added 3.35% or 2.78 points to end at 85.66 and L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) was up 3.27% or 8.10 points to 255.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE), which fell 5.18% or 1.03 points to trade at 18.85 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) declined 3.26% or 1.88 points to end at 55.86 and Accor SA (PA:ACCP) was down 2.87% or 0.77 points to 26.07.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Genfit (PA:GNFT) which rose 13.06% to 18.09, Trigano SA (PA:TRIA) which was up 8.06% to settle at 65.00 and Ipsen SA (PA:IPN) which gained 7.21% to close at 59.50.

The worst performers were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) which was down 5.18% to 18.85 in late trade, Klepierre SA (PA:LOIM) which lost 5.11% to settle at 16.05 and Quadient SA (PA:QDT) which was down 4.49% to 13.39 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 314 to 268 and 68 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.13% to 42.37.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.68% or 11.60 to $1710.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 11.31% or 2.83 to hit $22.20 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 6.20% or 1.74 to trade at $26.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.0871, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8720.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 99.933.

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