France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.26%


At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.26%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Publicis Groupe SA (EPA:PUBP), which rose 2.96% or 1.84 points to trade at 64.08 at the close. Meanwhile, Engie SA (EPA:ENGIE) added 2.79% or 0.35 points to end at 12.96 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (EPA:VIE) was up 1.64% or 0.44 points to 27.26 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were EssilorLuxottica SA (EPA:ESLX), which fell 1.81% or 3.15 points to trade at 170.95 at the close. L’Oreal SA (EPA:OREP) declined 0.91% or 3.50 points to end at 379.50 and TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTEF) was down 0.86% or 0.51 points to 58.69.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ovh Groupe SAS (EPA:OVH) which rose 4.72% to 15.97, Publicis Groupe SA (EPA:PUBP) which was up 2.96% to settle at 64.08 and Engie SA (EPA:ENGIE) which gained 2.79% to close at 12.96.

The worst performers were Solutions 30 SE (EPA:S30) which was down 4.64% to 1.92 in late trade, Dassault Aviation SA (EPA:AM) which lost 4.22% to settle at 158.70 and Valneva (EPA:VLS) which was down 3.49% to 6.69 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 261 to 258 and 113 ended unchanged.

Shares in Publicis Groupe SA (EPA:PUBP) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.96% or 1.84 to 64.08. Shares in Publicis Groupe SA (EPA:PUBP) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.96% or 1.84 to 64.08.

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

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.33% or 6.30 to $1,934.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.34% or 1.09 to hit $80.53 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.63% or 1.44 to trade at $86.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 1.09, while EUR/GBP rose 0.57% to 0.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 101.69.

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