(C) Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.22%
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN), which rose 2.45% or 0.61 points to trade at 25.68 at the close. Meanwhile, BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP) added 2.21% or 1.16 points to end at 53.63 and Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) was up 1.77% or 0.76 points to 43.79 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sanofi SA (PA:SASY), which fell 1.14% or 1.00 points to trade at 86.90 at the close. Atos SE (PA:ATOS) declined 0.68% or 0.36 points to end at 52.26 and Teleperformance SE (PA:TEPRF) was down 0.55% or 1.90 points to 344.80.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Coface (PA:COFA) which rose 3.40% to 10.64, Eramet SA (PA:ERMT) which was up 2.93% to settle at 57.95 and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SE (PA:PLOF) which gained 2.75% to close at 27.64.
The worst performers were Mcphy Energy (PA:MCPHY) which was down 3.34% to 21.40 in late trade, Lagardere SCA (PA:LAGA) which lost 3.21% to settle at 21.68 and Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which was down 3.03% to 93.60 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 343 to 248 and 86 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.43% or 7.75 to $1791.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.13% or 0.85 to hit $76.01 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.76 to trade at $76.93 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1865, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8566.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 92.218.
France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.22%
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