Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare, Oil&Gas and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.95% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.86%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:LVMH), which rose 6.87% or 17.85 points to trade at 277.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Atos SE (PA:ATOS) added 6.64% or 5.02 points to end at 80.62 and Kering SA (PA:PRTP) was up 3.32% or 13.90 points to 432.30 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sodexo (PA:EXHO), which fell 2.87% or 2.70 points to trade at 91.30 at the close. Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) declined 1.07% or 0.15 points to end at 13.89 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) was down 0.84% or 0.17 points to 20.13.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Alten (PA:LTEN) which rose 9.68% to 85.00, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:LVMH) which was up 6.87% to settle at 277.60 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which gained 6.64% to close at 80.62.
The worst performers were Sartorius Stedim Biotech (PA:STDM) which was down 4.50% to 97.70 in late trade, Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which lost 4.42% to settle at 45.400 and Sodexo (PA:EXHO) which was down 2.87% to 91.30 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 317 to 253 and 95 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.80% to 15.85.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.10% or 1.25 to $1310.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.66% or 1.42 to hit $54.73 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.70% or 1.04 to trade at $62.24 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1420, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8742.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.593.