France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.01%
France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.01%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.02%.The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP), which rose 3.38% or 0.56 points to trade at 17.27 at the close. Meanwhile, Kering SA (PA:PRTP) added 2.93% or 6.35 points to end at 223.00 and Technip (PA:TECF) was up 2.18% or 1.48 points to 69.50 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Engie SA (PA:ENGIE), which fell 2.98% or 0.35 points to trade at 11.57 at the close. Cap Gemini SA (PA:CAPP) declined 1.55% or 1.26 points to end at 80.12 and Nokia Oyj (PA:NOKIA) was down 1.53% or 0.070 points to 4.503.The top performers on the SBF 120 were Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) which rose 3.38% to 17.27, Kering SA (PA:PRTP) which was up 2.93% to settle at 223.00 and Neopost (PA:NPOS) which gained 2.73% to close at 30.90.The worst performers were SEB SA (PA:SEBF) which was down 6.34% to 118.85 in late trade, CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which lost 5.42% to settle at 11.3500 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) which was down 2.98% to 11.57 at the close.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 309 to 305 and 76 ended unchanged.Shares in Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.38% or 0.56 to 17.27. Shares in Kering SA (PA:PRTP) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.93% or 6.35 to 223.00. Shares in Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.38% or 0.56 to 17.27. Shares in Kering SA (PA:PRTP) rose to 5-year highs; up 2.93% or 6.35 to 223.00. Shares in CGG SA (PA:GEPH) fell to 52-week lows; falling 5.42% or 0.6500 to 11.3500. Shares in Neopost (PA:NPOS) rose to 52-week highs; up 2.73% or 0.82 to 30.90. The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.78% to 15.38.Gold for February delivery was down 0.04% or 0.50 to $1185.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.19% or 1.62 to hit $52.44 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.23% or 1.73 to trade at $55.37 a barrel.EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.0532, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8665.The US Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 102.16.