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 added 0.90% to hit a new 5-year high, while the index added 0.81%.
The best performers of the session on the were STMicroelectronics NV (PA:), which rose 4.60% or 1.28 points to trade at 29.13 at the close. Meanwhile, Kering SA (PA:) added 3.04% or 17.30 points to end at 587.00 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA:) was up 2.99% or 0.46 points to 15.86 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Atos SE (PA:), which fell 3.65% or 2.96 points to trade at 78.10 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA:) declined 1.53% or 0.25 points to end at 16.07 and Vivendi SA (PA:) was down 0.71% or 0.18 points to 25.07.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Tarkett (PA:) which rose 7.96% to 16.01, STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) which was up 4.60% to settle at 29.13 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:) which gained 3.44% to close at 12.92.
The worst performers were Atos SE (PA:) which was down 3.65% to 78.10 in late trade, Europcar Groupe SA (PA:) which lost 3.16% to settle at 4.11 and Ipsen SA (PA:) which was down 3.00% to 67.80 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 320 to 237 and 92 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.46% to 13.52.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.43% or 6.95 to $1610.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.54% or 1.33 to hit $53.62 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.56% or 1.48 to trade at $59.23 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.0791, while EUR/GBP rose 0.64% to 0.8354.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 99.602.
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