Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the rose 0.19%, while the index gained 0.20%.
The best performers of the session on the were STMicroelectronics NV (PA:), which rose 2.44% or 0.600 points to trade at 25.200 at the close. Meanwhile, EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:) added 1.62% or 2.25 points to end at 141.15 and Safran SA (PA:) was up 1.42% or 1.95 points to 139.45 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sodexo SA (PA:), which fell 6.29% or 6.75 points to trade at 100.50 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:) declined 1.44% or 1.95 points to end at 133.75 and Renault SA (PA:) was down 1.31% or 0.56 points to 42.08.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA:) which rose 14.17% to 23.040, Air France KLM SA (PA:) which was up 4.03% to settle at 9.820 and STMicroelectronics (MI:) which gained 2.40% to close at 25.210.
The worst performers were Sodexo SA (PA:) which was down 6.29% to 100.50 in late trade, Ipsen SA (PA:) which lost 4.50% to settle at 78.60 and CGG SA (PA:) which was down 3.70% to 2.916 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 334 to 241 and 87 ended unchanged.
Shares in STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) rose to 5-year highs; up 2.44% or 0.600 to 25.200. Shares in DBV Technologies (PA:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 14.17% or 2.860 to 23.040. Shares in STMicroelectronics (MI:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.40% or 0.590 to 25.210.
The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.57% to 13.78.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.62% or 9.75 to $1550.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $59.57 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.09 to trade at $65.53 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1104, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.8501.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.170.
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