Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.47% to hit a new 3-months high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.60%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which rose 4.18% or 1.16 points to trade at 28.91 at the close. Meanwhile, Kering SA (PA:PRTP) added 3.21% or 15.40 points to end at 495.50 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) was up 2.26% or 0.325 points to 14.695 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which fell 1.61% or 0.29 points to trade at 17.71 at the close. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:SGOB) declined 1.03% or 0.33 points to end at 31.34 and Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) was down 0.91% or 0.76 points to 83.16.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which rose 5.44% to 11.445, Faurecia (PA:EPED) which was up 5.10% to settle at 44.08 and Teleperformance SE (PA:ROCH) which gained 5.10% to close at 165.00.
The worst performers were Dassault Aviation SA (PA:AVMD) which was down 3.45% to 1429.00 in late trade, Ipsos (PA:ISOS) which lost 1.64% to settle at 22.82 and Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) which was down 1.61% to 17.71 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 365 to 216 and 77 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.25% to 12.66 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.34% or 17.65 to $1298.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 2.20% or 1.26 to hit $55.96 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.99% or 1.32 to trade at $64.99 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP rose 0.43% to 0.8608.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 96.368.