France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.33%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.33%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.33% – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 1.33%, while the index climbed 1.29%.

The best performers of the session on the were Engie SA (PA:), which rose 4.56% or 0.69 points to trade at 15.93 at the close. Meanwhile, Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:) added 4.45% or 1.21 points to end at 28.38 and Sanofi SA (PA:) was up 4.05% or 3.49 points to 89.58 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:), which fell 3.44% or 0.45 points to trade at 12.63 at the close. Sodexo SA (PA:) declined 3.17% or 2.74 points to end at 83.62 and BNP Paribas SA (PA:) was down 1.31% or 0.56 points to 42.25.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Soitec SA (PA:) which rose 7.27% to 80.40, Eurofins Scientific SE (PA:) which was up 5.18% to settle at 491.40 and Ipsen SA (PA:) which gained 4.71% to close at 58.90.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA:) which was down 4.13% to 6.22 in late trade, Elior Group (PA:) which lost 3.45% to settle at 10.34 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA:) which was down 3.44% to 12.63 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 351 to 230 and 78 ended unchanged.

Shares in TechnipFMC PLC (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 3.44% or 0.45 to 12.63. Shares in Sodexo SA (PA:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.17% or 2.74 to 83.62. Shares in Air France KLM SA (PA:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 4.13% or 0.27 to 6.22. Shares in Elior Group (PA:) fell to all time lows; losing 3.45% or 0.37 to 10.34. Shares in TechnipFMC PLC (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; down 3.44% or 0.45 to 12.63.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.16% to 28.35.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.10% or 1.65 to $1642.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.42% or 0.20 to hit $47.38 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.16 to trade at $51.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.42% to 1.1124, while EUR/GBP fell 0.65% to 0.8661.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 97.420.

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