France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.36%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.36%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.36% – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the rose 0.36%, while the index climbed 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:), which rose 2.73% or 0.346 points to trade at 13.014 at the close. Meanwhile, Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:) added 2.49% or 0.85 points to end at 35.23 and Bouygues SA (PA:) was up 2.45% or 0.86 points to 36.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Engie SA (PA:), which fell 0.98% or 0.14 points to trade at 14.62 at the close. Accor SA (PA:) declined 0.60% or 0.23 points to end at 38.14 and Airbus Group SE (PA:) was down 0.45% or 0.54 points to 119.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Valeo SA (PA:) which rose 3.94% to 30.10, Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA:) which was up 3.78% to settle at 25.23 and Arkema SA (PA:) which gained 3.70% to close at 85.18.

The worst performers were Virbac SA (PA:) which was down 1.90% to 206.00 in late trade, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:) which lost 1.76% to settle at 7.820 and Metropole Television SA (PA:) which was down 1.51% to 15.03 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 304 to 251 and 96 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.29% to 15.93.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.37% or 5.65 to $1509.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.19% or 0.67 to hit $55.74 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.82% or 1.14 to trade at $61.60 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.0945, while EUR/GBP rose 0.32% to 0.8891.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.730.

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