France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.41%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.41%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.46%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Renault SA (PA:RENA), which rose 5.80% or 1.32 points to trade at 24.08 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 4.86% or 0.48 points to end at 10.29 and Accor SA (PA:ACCP) was up 4.41% or 1.00 points to 23.69 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Worldline SA (PA:WLN), which fell 1.78% or 1.30 points to trade at 71.56 at the close. Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS) declined 1.36% or 9.40 points to end at 683.40 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) was down 1.31% or 0.32 points to 24.18.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CNP Assurances SA (PA:CNPP) which rose 7.42% to 11.43, Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which was up 5.88% to settle at 4.07 and Renault SA (PA:RENA) which gained 5.80% to close at 24.08.

The worst performers were Euronext (PA:ENX) which was down 2.81% to 93.55 in late trade, Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which lost 2.41% to settle at 137.50 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which was down 2.27% to 68.12 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 320 to 224 and 109 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.46% to 22.72 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for October delivery was up 0.69% or 13.90 to $2031.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.55% or 1.05 to hit $42.27 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.87% or 0.83 to trade at $45.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1752, while EUR/GBP fell 0.65% to 0.8982.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 93.495.

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