Monday, September 24, 2018

© Reuters.  France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.21%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.21% – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Financials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.21%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP), which rose 1.33% or 0.80 points to trade at 60.99 at the close. Meanwhile, Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) added 1.21% or 0.24 points to end at 20.51 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was up 1.12% or 0.94 points to 84.54 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Engie SA (PA:ENGIE), which fell 0.83% or 0.12 points to trade at 14.31 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) declined 0.82% or 1.00 points to end at 121.30 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA:LHN) was down 0.81% or 0.40 points to 48.99.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsen (PA:IPN) which rose 6.11% to 119.80, Innate Pharma (PA:IPH) which was up 3.20% to settle at 10.330 and Metropole TV (PA:MMTP) which gained 2.04% to close at 20.73.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which was down 2.12% to 12.900 in late trade, Iliad (PA:ILD) which lost 1.87% to settle at 220.50 and Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which was down 1.81% to 39.500 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 309 to 292 and 96 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.91% to 11.38.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.39 to $1305.99 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.84% or 0.43 to hit $51.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.61 to trade at $57.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1810, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8888.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.99.

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