France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 3.71%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 3.71% to hit a new 3-months high, while the SBF 120 index added 3.42%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR), which rose 12.50% or 9.00 points to trade at 80.98 at the close. Meanwhile, WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) added 11.02% or 7.02 points to end at 70.72 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) was up 10.36% or 1.58 points to 16.85 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Worldline SA (PA:WLN), which fell 2.28% or 1.64 points to trade at 70.18 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) declined 0.24% or 0.35 points to end at 146.70 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was up 0.35% or 0.31 points to 89.16.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Europcar Groupe SA (PA:EUCAR) which rose 17.49% to 2.06, Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) which was up 12.50% to settle at 80.98 and Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which gained 12.48% to close at 5.57.

The worst performers were Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which was down 7.46% to 213.40 in late trade, Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which lost 5.52% to settle at 112.90 and Eurofins Scientific SE (PA:EUFI) which was down 2.71% to 588.60 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 417 to 180 and 68 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.44% to 27.19.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 2.46% or 42.55 to $1684.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 4.87% or 1.82 to hit $39.23 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 5.23% or 2.09 to trade at $42.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1290, while EUR/GBP fell 1.06% to 0.8904.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.963.

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