Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the added 0.49%, while the index gained 0.46%.
The best performers of the session on the were Safran SA (PA:), which rose 3.84% or 5.55 points to trade at 150.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Legrand SA (PA:) added 2.45% or 1.78 points to end at 74.40 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:) was up 1.74% or 1.85 points to 108.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Capgemini SE (PA:), which fell 1.33% or 1.55 points to trade at 115.35 at the close. Sodexo SA (PA:) declined 1.31% or 1.30 points to end at 97.80 and Orange SA (PA:) was down 1.11% or 0.14 points to 12.96.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsen SA (PA:) which rose 3.93% to 67.40, Verallia (PA:) which was up 3.84% to settle at 33.49 and Safran SA (PA:) which gained 3.84% to close at 150.05.
The worst performers were SES (PA:) which was down 8.27% to 11.70 in late trade, Groupe FNAC (PA:) which lost 2.32% to settle at 44.60 and Lagardere SCA (PA:) which was down 1.91% to 17.50 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 317 to 249 and 82 ended unchanged.
Shares in Safran SA (PA:) rose to all time highs; up 3.84% or 5.55 to 150.05. Shares in Legrand SA (PA:) rose to all time highs; up 2.45% or 1.78 to 74.40. Shares in Verallia (PA:) rose to all time highs; up 3.84% or 1.24 to 33.49. Shares in Groupe FNAC (PA:) fell to 3-years lows; down 2.32% or 1.06 to 44.60. Shares in Safran SA (PA:) rose to all time highs; rising 3.84% or 5.55 to 150.05. Shares in Lagardere SCA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 1.91% or 0.34 to 17.50.
The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.99% to 14.58.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.03% or 0.45 to $1570.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.54% or 0.29 to hit $53.19 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.14% or 0.08 to trade at $58.73 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1004, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8457.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 97.930.
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