France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.41%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 1.41% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 1.34%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN), which rose 4.60% or 0.59 points to trade at 13.34 at the close. Meanwhile, Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) added 4.43% or 1.65 points to end at 38.90 and Worldline SA (PA:WLN) was up 3.67% or 2.44 points to 68.84 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 1.83% or 0.23 points to trade at 12.33 at the close. Total SA (PA:TOTF) declined 1.47% or 0.41 points to end at 27.49 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was down 1.41% or 1.22 points to 85.59.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were SES (PA:SESFd) which rose 10.08% to 7.84, Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) which was up 5.72% to settle at 136.70 and Klepierre SA (PA:LOIM) which gained 5.51% to close at 11.68.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was down 7.99% to 0.478 in late trade, ALD SA (PA:ALDA) which lost 2.52% to settle at 10.04 and Lagardere SCA (PA:LAGA) which was down 2.21% to 19.06 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 411 to 154 and 78 ended unchanged.

Shares in Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) rose to 5-year highs; rising 5.72% or 7.40 to 136.70.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 11.19% to 25.01.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.64% or 50.00 to $1946.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.97% or 0.38 to hit $38.77 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.70% or 0.29 to trade at $40.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.86% to 1.1823, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.9020.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.81% at 92.655.

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