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

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

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

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

The best performers of the session on the were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:), which rose 4.11% or 0.90 points to trade at 22.66 at the close. Meanwhile, WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:) added 2.46% or 1.62 points to end at 67.60 and Carrefour SA (PA:) was up 2.31% or 0.34 points to 15.09 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Faurecia (PA:), which fell 1.96% or 0.89 points to trade at 44.55 at the close. Air Liquide SA (PA:) declined 1.77% or 2.45 points to end at 136.10 and Danone SA (PA:) was down 1.59% or 0.94 points to 58.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA:) which rose 7.02% to 30.200, CGG SA (PA:) which was up 4.59% to settle at 1.083 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) which gained 4.11% to close at 22.66.

The worst performers were Valneva (PA:) which was down 6.49% to 10.080 in late trade, Solutions 30 SE (PA:) which lost 4.42% to settle at 10.37 and Trigano SA (PA:) which was down 3.26% to 151.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 316 to 268 and 75 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.48% or 8.35 to $1733.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 5.32% or 3.07 to hit $60.83 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 5.48% or 3.33 to trade at $64.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1812, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8632.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 92.613.

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