France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.29%

Stock Markets31 minutes ago (Sep 22, 2021 12:00PM ET)

(C) Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.29% – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 1.29%, while the SBF 120 index gained 1.22%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA:VIV), which rose 147.17% or 6.39 points to trade at 10.72 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 4.49% or 1.11 points to end at 25.74 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) was up 3.70% or 0.90 points to 25.39 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Eurofins Scientific SE (PA:EUFI), which fell 1.44% or 1.82 points to trade at 124.62 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST) declined 1.39% or 0.71 points to end at 50.23 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) was down 1.02% or 0.12 points to 11.63.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) which rose 147.17% to 10.72, Valneva (PA:VLS) which was up 9.59% to settle at 13.250 and CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which gained 6.06% to close at 0.630.

The worst performers were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA:SOPR) which was down 3.81% to 164.10 in late trade, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which lost 2.09% to settle at 524.60 and Orpea SA (PA:ORP) which was down 2.09% to 103.20 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 410 to 205 and 82 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 6-months high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.75 to $1778.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.86% or 1.31 to hit $71.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.86% or 1.38 to trade at $75.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.14% to 1.1739, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8589.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 93.112.

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.29%

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