Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Gas&Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.69% to hit a new 3-months high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.66%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which rose 3.68% or 1.00 points to trade at 28.16 at the close. Meanwhile, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) added 3.59% or 0.75 points to end at 21.62 and Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) was up 2.83% or 0.61 points to 22.18 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which fell 0.94% or 0.17 points to trade at 17.90 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) declined 0.63% or 0.47 points to end at 74.20 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) was down 0.26% or 0.22 points to 82.86.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Metropole Television SA (PA:MMTP) which rose 9.34% to 15.69, DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which was up 6.93% to settle at 14.510 and Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which gained 6.12% to close at 11.010.
The worst performers were Nexity (PA:NEXI) which was down 6.84% to 39.76 in late trade, Vicat (PA:VCTP) which lost 6.52% to settle at 41.28 and Rothschild&Co SCA (PA:ROTH) which was down 2.59% to 28.250 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 314 to 248 and 93 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.49% to 14.24.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.25% or 3.35 to $1348.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.47% or 0.83 to hit $57.28 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.02% or 0.68 to trade at $67.13 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1367, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8686.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 96.157.