France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.22%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.22%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA:ACCP), which rose 3.57% or 0.84 points to trade at 24.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) added 3.56% or 2.34 points to end at 68.05 and Thales (PA:TCFP) was up 2.58% or 1.82 points to 72.32 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Atos SE (PA:ATOS), which fell 1.82% or 1.42 points to trade at 76.56 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) declined 1.67% or 1.57 points to end at 92.72 and Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) was down 1.60% or 0.52 points to 32.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which rose 5.78% to 0.980, Akka Technologies (PA:AKA) which was up 4.69% to settle at 25.65 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which gained 4.21% to close at 7.02.

The worst performers were Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which was down 9.14% to 258.60 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which lost 2.20% to settle at 7.77 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which was down 1.82% to 76.56 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 313 to 255 and 81 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.26% to 24.31.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.50% or 27.25 to $1844.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.15% or 0.88 to hit $41.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.13% or 0.92 to trade at $44.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.78% to 1.1534, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.9042.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.78% at 95.025.

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