France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.17%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 1.17%, while the SBF 120 index added 1.14%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which rose 3.58% or 2.20 points to trade at 63.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) added 2.79% or 2.94 points to end at 108.26 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) was up 2.55% or 0.73 points to 29.36 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Eurofins Scientific SE (PA:EUFI), which fell 1.43% or 1.32 points to trade at 91.24 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) declined 0.39% or 0.75 points to end at 189.20 and Air Liquide SA (PA:AIRP) was down 0.34% or 0.52 points to 150.74.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which rose 5.52% to 41.90, Klepierre SA (PA:LOIM) which was up 4.56% to settle at 23.62 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) which gained 3.58% to close at 63.70.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was down 2.91% to 0.93 in late trade, Eurofins Scientific SE (PA:EUFI) which lost 1.43% to settle at 91.24 and Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which was down 1.32% to 98.58 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 377 to 194 and 74 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.48% or 9.20 to $1,920.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.27% or 0.30 to hit $109.67 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.29 to trade at $115.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.09% to 1.10, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.51% to 0.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 98.53.