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 rose 0.36%, while the index climbed 0.30%.
The best performers of the session on the were Carrefour SA (PA:), which rose 13.13% or 2.03 points to trade at 17.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Teleperformance SE (PA:) added 3.55% or 9.70 points to end at 282.70 and Orange SA (PA:) was up 2.55% or 0.26 points to 10.26 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (PA:), which fell 2.90% or 1.07 points to trade at 35.83 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:) declined 2.14% or 1.34 points to end at 61.16 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) was down 1.67% or 0.34 points to 20.01.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Carrefour SA (PA:) which rose 13.13% to 17.50, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) which was up 6.52% to settle at 84.34 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:) which gained 4.58% to close at 28.75.
The worst performers were Virbac SA (PA:) which was down 7.53% to 215.00 in late trade, Vallourec (PA:) which lost 3.82% to settle at 28.575 and Elis Services SA (PA:) which was down 3.63% to 13.28 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 324 to 265 and 84 ended unchanged.
Shares in Carrefour SA (PA:) rose to 52-week highs; up 13.13% or 2.03 to 17.50. Shares in Carrefour SA (PA:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 13.13% or 2.03 to 17.50. Shares in Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.52% or 5.16 to 84.34.
The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.76% or 14.00 to $1858.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.23% or 0.12 to hit $53.33 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.06 to trade at $56.52 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.37% to 1.2162, while EUR/GBP fell 0.13% to 0.8918.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 90.297.
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