France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.26% By

© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.26% – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 1.26%, while the index unchanged 0.00%.

The best performers of the session on the were Renault SA (EPA:), which rose 4.48% or 1.40 points to trade at 32.80 at the close. Meanwhile, BNP Paribas SA (EPA:) added 3.49% or 1.95 points to end at 57.89 and Capgemini SE (EPA:) was up 3.30% or 5.35 points to 167.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Teleperformance SE (EPA:), which fell 1.44% or 2.35 points to trade at 160.90 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (EPA:) declined 0.56% or 0.21 points to end at 36.52 and Engie SA (EPA:) was down 0.40% or 0.06 points to 14.55.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Valneva (EPA:) which rose 13.02% to 5.92, CGG SA (EPA:) which was up 6.38% to settle at 0.67 and Nexans SA (EPA:) which gained 5.10% to close at 79.35.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA:) which was down 3.11% to 7.64 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (EPA:) which lost 2.61% to settle at 1.46 and Verallia (EPA:) which was down 2.00% to 36.30 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 350 to 181 and 98 ended unchanged.

Shares in Teleperformance SE (EPA:) fell to 3-years lows; losing 1.44% or 2.35 to 160.90.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.50% or 30.90 to $2,024.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 4.17% or 2.86 to hit $71.42 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 3.94% or 2.86 to trade at $75.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.20% to 1.10, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.39% to 0.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 100.97.

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