France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.06%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.06% – France stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the rose 1.06%, while the index added 1.13%.

The best performers of the session on the were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:), which rose 4.41% or 2.08 points to trade at 49.28 at the close. Meanwhile, Societe Generale SA (EPA:) added 3.20% or 0.64 points to end at 20.77 and Dassault Systemes SE (EPA:) was up 3.18% or 1.15 points to 37.28 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sanofi SA (EPA:), which fell 1.55% or 1.57 points to trade at 99.43 at the close. Danone SA (EPA:) declined 0.79% or 0.45 points to end at 56.59 and Thales (EPA:) was down 0.62% or 0.85 points to 136.50.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Orpea SA (EPA:) which rose 13.31% to 2.05, Solutions 30 SE (EPA:) which was up 7.34% to settle at 2.38 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA:) which gained 6.85% to close at 6.47.

The worst performers were Biomerieux SA (EPA:) which was down 3.49% to 95.10 in late trade, Sanofi SA (EPA:) which lost 1.55% to settle at 99.43 and Dassault Aviation SA (EPA:) which was down 1.03% to 182.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 355 to 179 and 84 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.85% or 16.80 to $2,001.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.66% or 1.21 to hit $74.18 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.24% or 0.96 to trade at $78.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.57% to 1.09, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.01% to 0.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 101.83.

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