France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.30%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.30%

France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Foods and drugs sectors and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC40 gained 0.30%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE , which rose 4.20% or 3.74 points to trade at 92.85 at the close. Meanwhile, WFD Unibail Rodamco NV added 3.88% or 2.36 points to end at 63.26 and Peugeot SA was up 3.28% or 0.73 points to 23.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Carrefour SA , which fell 2.45% or 0.43 points to trade at 17.11 at the close. Orange SA declined 2.35% or 0.24 points to end at 9.94 and Credit Agricole SA was down 1.70% or 0.18 points to 10.43.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Mcphy Energy which rose 5.89% to 39.55, Ipsen SA which was up 5.77% to settle at 72.35 and Klepierre SA which gained 4.77% to close at 18.91.

The worst performers were Virbac SA which was down 4.67% to 204.00 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC which lost 3.12% to settle at 9.69 and Gaztransport et Technigaz SA which was down 2.70% to 86.60 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 342 to 245 and 83 ended unchanged.

Shares in Peugeot SA rose to 52-week highs; up 3.28% or 0.73 to 23.00. Shares in Mcphy Energy  rose to all time highs; rising 5.89% or 2.20 to 39.55. 

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 1-month low.

The pan-European Stoxx 50 climbed up by 0.69%  to 3641.37 . In the cash markets, the DAX futures Germany was trading 0.35%  up at 13988.70. CAC 40 futures in France climbed up by 0.33% to 5681.14, while the FTSE 100 futures in the U.K. rose by 0.84% to 6801.96 ,at the time of writing.

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