France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.89%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.89%, while the SBF 120 index gained 1.05%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP), which rose 6.25% or 1.59 points to trade at 27.13 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 5.95% or 0.52 points to end at 9.32 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) was up 5.88% or 1.45 points to 26.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which fell 2.94% or 0.41 points to trade at 13.38 at the close. Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) declined 2.37% or 1.70 points to end at 70.18 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) was down 1.84% or 1.54 points to 82.24.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rexel (PA:RXL) which rose 11.55% to 7.90, SES (PA:SESFd) which was up 9.61% to settle at 6.09 and Coface (PA:COFA) which gained 9.18% to close at 5.71.

The worst performers were Lagardere SCA (PA:LAGA) which was down 3.82% to 15.36 in late trade, Genfit (PA:GNFT) which lost 3.64% to settle at 19.06 and Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) which was down 2.94% to 13.38 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 338 to 222 and 98 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.52% to 41.14.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.62% or 10.80 to $1749.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 27.14% or 3.74 to hit $17.52 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 8.30% or 1.69 to trade at $22.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.0814, while EUR/GBP fell 0.28% to 0.8749.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 100.323.

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