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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.98%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.98% © Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.98%

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 0.98%, while the index added 1.03%.

The best performers of the session on the were Carrefour SA (EPA:), which rose 3.01% or 0.51 points to trade at 17.29 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics NV (EPA:) added 2.93% or 1.26 points to end at 44.34 and Eurofins Scientific SE (EPA:) was up 2.54% or 1.42 points to 57.32 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kering SA (EPA:), which fell 1.13% or 5.70 points to trade at 500.00 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) declined 0.30% or 0.08 points to end at 24.61 and TotalEnergies SE (EPA:) was up 0.04% or 0.02 points to 52.02.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (EPA:) which rose 4.62% to 221.90, Atos SE (EPA:) which was up 4.59% to settle at 13.11 and Solutions 30 SE (EPA:) which gained 4.31% to close at 2.81.

The worst performers were SES Imagotag (EPA:) which was down 9.35% to 87.30 in late trade, Aperam SA (AS:) which lost 4.70% to settle at 29.84 and Eramet SA (EPA:) which was down 1.27% to 81.45 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 332 to 187 and 102 ended unchanged.

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

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.13% or 2.50 to $1,921.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.76% or 1.87 to hit $69.57 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.32% or 1.68 to trade at $74.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.44% to 1.09, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.33% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 102.60.

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