Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Gas&Water, General Financial and Foods&Drugs sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.68%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.73%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY), which rose 3.84% or 1.22 points to trade at 32.99 at the close. Meanwhile, Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) added 2.40% or 1.70 points to end at 72.68 and Accor SA (PA:ACCP) was up 1.78% or 0.66 points to 37.64 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were AXA SA (PA:AXAF), which fell 1.26% or 0.25 points to trade at 19.72 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) declined 1.20% or 0.145 points to end at 11.965 and Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) was down 1.08% or 0.20 points to 17.91.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were ALD SA (PA:ALDA) which rose 4.68% to 11.19, Iliad (PA:ILD) which was up 4.03% to settle at 124.05 and Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) which gained 3.84% to close at 32.99.
The worst performers were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was down 4.03% to 17.610 in late trade, Dassault Aviation SA (PA:AVMD) which lost 3.36% to settle at 1266.00 and Elior Group (PA:ELIOR) which was down 3.23% to 11.98 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 315 to 275 and 88 ended unchanged.
Shares in AXA SA (PA:AXAF) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.26% or 0.25 to 19.72. Shares in STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.20% or 0.145 to 11.965. Shares in Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) fell to all time lows; losing 4.03% or 0.740 to 17.610. Shares in Dassault Aviation SA (PA:AVMD) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.36% or 44.00 to 1266.00.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 13.32% to 20.98.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.60% or 7.40 to $1251.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.25% or 2.19 to hit $53.68 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.61% or 2.77 to trade at $62.83 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP rose 0.62% to 0.8955.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.735.