France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.05%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.05%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 7.27% or 1.26 points to trade at 18.65 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) added 4.28% or 1.24 points to end at 30.19 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) was up 3.02% or 1.84 points to 62.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Orange SA (PA:ORAN), which fell 2.16% or 0.22 points to trade at 9.78 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) declined 2.08% or 1.62 points to end at 76.23 and Air Liquide SA (PA:AIRP) was down 1.84% or 2.50 points to 133.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which rose 7.27% to 18.65, Robertet (PA:ROBF) which was up 4.76% to settle at 902.00 and Tarkett (PA:TKTT) which gained 4.47% to close at 14.97.

The worst performers were Solutions 30 SE (PA:S30) which was down 37.59% to 9.18 in late trade, Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which lost 5.51% to settle at 113.10 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which was down 2.62% to 74.98 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 313 to 277 and 74 ended unchanged.

Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) rose to 52-week highs; rising 7.27% or 1.26 to 18.65. Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.27% or 1.26 to 18.65.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.67% to 21.74.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.13% or 20.65 to $1852.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.00% or 0.47 to hit $47.46 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.37 to trade at $50.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.2159, while EUR/GBP fell 0.64% to 0.9053.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 90.438.

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