France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.19%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.19% to hit a new 5-year high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which rose 5.69% or 4.45 points to trade at 82.59 at the close. Meanwhile, Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) added 1.56% or 1.47 points to end at 95.64 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was up 1.37% or 1.17 points to 86.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were AXA SA (PA:AXAF), which fell 1.88% or 0.43 points to trade at 22.46 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) declined 1.52% or 0.27 points to end at 17.15 and Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) was down 1.29% or 0.16 points to 12.10.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Aeroports de Paris SA (PA:ADP) which rose 8.15% to 122.70, DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which was up 7.49% to settle at 9.99 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) which gained 5.69% to close at 82.59.

The worst performers were Verallia (PA:VRLA) which was down 4.46% to 30.82 in late trade, Technip Energies BV (PA:TE) which lost 3.00% to settle at 12.77 and Fnac Darty SA (PA:FNAC) which was down 2.94% to 57.85 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 297 to 283 and 83 ended unchanged.

Shares in WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.69% or 4.45 to 82.59. Shares in Aeroports de Paris SA (PA:ADP) rose to 52-week highs; rising 8.15% or 9.25 to 122.70. Shares in WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.69% or 4.45 to 82.59.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.02% or 0.35 to $1894.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.46% or 0.32 to hit $69.73 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.15 to trade at $72.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.2184, while EUR/GBP rose 0.35% to 0.8627.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 90.093.

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