(C) Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.47%
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Faurecia (PA:EPED), which rose 4.21% or 1.98 points to trade at 49.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) added 3.22% or 5.20 points to end at 166.60 and L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) was up 2.25% or 7.30 points to 331.15 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Atos SE (PA:ATOS), which fell 1.82% or 1.06 points to trade at 57.20 at the close. Total SA (PA:TOTF) declined 0.72% or 0.28 points to end at 38.82 and Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) was down 0.67% or 0.60 points to 89.32.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (PA:ELIOR) which rose 5.83% to 6.71, CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was up 4.94% to settle at 1.083 and Albioma SA (PA:ABIO) which gained 4.46% to close at 44.48.
The worst performers were Nexans SA (PA:NEXS) which was down 2.38% to 75.95 in late trade, Electricite de France SA (PA:EDF) which lost 1.88% to settle at 11.22 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which was down 1.82% to 57.20 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 372 to 231 and 72 ended unchanged.
Shares in Atos SE (PA:ATOS) fell to 52-week lows; falling 1.82% or 1.06 to 57.20. Shares in Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) rose to 52-week highs; rising 3.22% or 5.20 to 166.60. Shares in L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) rose to all time highs; rising 2.25% or 7.30 to 331.15. Shares in Atos SE (PA:ATOS) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.82% or 1.06 to 57.20.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.02% or 17.65 to $1746.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.06% or 1.21 to hit $59.86 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.77% or 1.10 to trade at $63.25 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1852, while EUR/GBP rose 0.72% to 0.8558.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 92.398.
France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.47%
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