France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.78% By

© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.78% – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 1.78%, while the index added 1.73%.

The best performers of the session on the were Worldline SA (EPA:), which rose 4.74% or 1.80 points to trade at 39.74 at the close. Meanwhile, Airbus Group SE (EPA:) added 4.10% or 4.30 points to end at 109.06 and Safran SA (EPA:) was up 4.08% or 3.86 points to 98.58 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Danone SA (EPA:), which fell 0.73% or 0.40 points to trade at 54.56 at the close. Vivendi SA (EPA:) declined 0.32% or 0.04 points to end at 10.99 and Engie SA (EPA:) was down 0.31% or 0.04 points to 12.74.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Orpea SA (EPA:) which rose 6.95% to 26.17, Faurecia (EPA:) which was up 6.85% to settle at 25.26 and Valeo SA (EPA:) which gained 6.71% to close at 20.04.

The worst performers were Vallourec (EPA:) which was down 7.14% to 12.95 in late trade, Danone SA (EPA:) which lost 0.73% to settle at 54.56 and Getlink SE (EPA:) which was down 0.62% to 18.43 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 375 to 158 and 108 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 June delivery was up 0.01% or 0.13 to $1,846.43 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 3.47% or 3.83 to hit $114.16 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.67% or 2.97 to trade at $114.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.24% to 1.07, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.18% to 0.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 101.98.

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