France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.03%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.03%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.03% – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 0.03%, while the index added 0.09%.

The best performers of the session on the were Accor SA (PA:), which rose 1.87% or 0.71 points to trade at 38.63 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) added 1.43% or 0.220 points to end at 15.554 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:) was up 1.40% or 0.52 points to 37.69 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (PA:), which fell 1.85% or 0.79 points to trade at 41.54 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA:) declined 1.03% or 0.22 points to end at 21.24 and Orange SA (PA:) was down 1.02% or 0.14 points to 13.56.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Coface (PA:) which rose 5.09% to 10.53, Nexans SA (PA:) which was up 5.07% to settle at 38.53 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:) which gained 4.89% to close at 7.615.

The worst performers were SEB SA (PA:) which was down 3.82% to 136.10 in late trade, Renault SA (PA:) which lost 1.85% to settle at 41.54 and Ipsen SA (PA:) which was down 1.82% to 97.30 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 333 to 206 and 116 ended unchanged.

Shares in Renault SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; down 1.85% or 0.79 to 41.54. Shares in Nexans SA (PA:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.07% or 1.86 to 38.53. Shares in Renault SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 1.85% or 0.79 to 41.54.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.37% to 15.13.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.27% or 3.95 to $1484.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.19% or 0.11 to hit $58.32 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.27% or 0.17 to trade at $63.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1104, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.8438.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 97.347.

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