France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.33%

Aug 03, 2018

France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.33%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR), which rose 2.30% or 0.275 points to trade at 12.225 at the close. Meanwhile, Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) added 1.98% or 0.30 points to end at 15.46 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was up 1.78% or 0.485 points to 27.740 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Air Liquide SA (PA:AIRP), which fell 0.78% or 0.85 points to trade at 108.15 at the close. Accor SA (PA:ACCP) declined 0.58% or 0.25 points to end at 43.15 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was down 0.54% or 0.40 points to 74.10.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ALD SA (PA:ALDA) which rose 4.58% to 16.00, Tarkett (PA:TKTT) which was up 4.36% to settle at 23.96 and Eramet (PA:ERMT) which gained 4.17% to close at 83.65.

The worst performers were Euronext (PA:ENX) which was down 2.20% to 53.30 in late trade, Imerys (PA:IMTP) which lost 1.47% to settle at 63.70 and Elis Services SA (PA:ELIS) which was down 1.45% to 19.66 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 334 to 210 and 119 ended unchanged.

Shares in ALD SA (PA:ALDA) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.58% or 0.70 to 16.00. Shares in Imerys (PA:IMTP) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.47% or 0.95 to 63.70.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.12% to 12.90.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 1.80 to $1221.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.45% or 0.31 to hit $68.65 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $73.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1568, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8897.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.03.