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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.37%

Stock Markets(Mar 09, 2021 02:00PM ET) France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.37%

© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.37% – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Foods & DrugsGas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.37% to hit a new 52-week high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.38%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Worldline SA (PA:WLN), which rose 3.31% or 2.40 points to trade at 74.96 at the close. Meanwhile, Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) added 3.30% or 0.38 points to end at 11.88 and Capgemini SE (PA:CAPP) was up 3.15% or 4.40 points to 143.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN), which fell 2.37% or 0.53 points to trade at 21.80 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) declined 2.30% or 1.62 points to end at 68.96 and Safran SA (PA:SAF) was down 1.87% or 2.35 points to 123.20.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Mcphy Energy (PA:MCPHY) which rose 8.90% to 28.75, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was up 7.70% to settle at 18.60 and Carmila SA (PA:CARM) which gained 5.70% to close at 14.10.

The worst performers were Klepierre SA (PA:LOIM) which was down 2.80% to 21.19 in late trade, Eramet SA (PA:ERMT) which lost 2.38% to settle at 57.30 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) which was down 2.37% to 21.80 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 359 to 242 and 68 ended unchanged.

Shares in Capgemini SE (PA:CAPP) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 3.15% or 4.40 to 143.90. Shares in Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.70% or 1.33 to 18.60.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 2.15% or 36.15 to $1714.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.64% or 1.07 to hit $63.98 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.08% or 0.74 to trade at $67.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.43% to 1.1894, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8562.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 92.007.France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.37% Add a Comment

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