Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.22% to hit a new 5-year high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.24%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 3.79% or 0.570 points to trade at 15.606 at the close. Meanwhile, Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) added 2.96% or 0.330 points to end at 11.485 and Renault SA (PA:RENA) was up 2.95% or 1.66 points to 58.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP), which fell 2.46% or 4.15 points to trade at 164.45 at the close. L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) declined 2.16% or 5.40 points to end at 244.40 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) was down 1.94% or 0.27 points to 13.67.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA:SPIE) which rose 4.31% to 19.340, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was up 3.79% to settle at 15.606 and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA:PLOF) which gained 3.59% to close at 27.41.
The worst performers were Remy Cointreau (PA:RCOP) which was down 3.56% to 130.00 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which lost 3.25% to settle at 16.390 and Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which was down 3.01% to 58.000 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 314 to 240 and 98 ended unchanged.
Shares in Spie SA (PA:SPIE) rose to 52-week highs; up 4.31% or 0.800 to 19.340.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.40% to 14.02 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.68% or 10.25 to $1497.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.16% or 0.09 to hit $55.00 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.17% or 0.10 to trade at $60.28 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1076, while EUR/GBP fell 0.91% to 0.8884.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 98.220.