© Reuters. France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.37%

Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the rose 1.37%, while the index climbed 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Dassault Systemes SE (PA:), which rose 3.35% or 4.50 points to trade at 138.65 at the close. Air Liquide SA (PA:) added 2.78% or 3.20 points to end at 118.20 and Capgemini SE (PA:) was up 2.59% or 2.70 points to 107.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA:), which lost 2.71% or 0.77 points to trade at 27.61 in late trade. Renault SA (PA:) declined 1.12% or 0.59 points to end at 52.00 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:) shed 0.93% or 1.05 points to 111.35.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) which rose 4.31% to 15.97, Euronext (PA:) which was up 4.17% to settle at 63.70 and ALD SA (PA:) which gained 3.94% to close at 13.20.

The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) which was down 12.65% to 72.060 in late trade, Valeo SA (PA:) which lost 2.71% to settle at 27.61 and Faurecia (PA:) which was down 2.32% to 37.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 339 to 213 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 8.60% to 13.92.

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In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.90% or 11.65 to $1286.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.63% or 1.01 to hit $63.03 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.63% or 1.17 to trade at $72.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1178, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.8735.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 97.627.

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