France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.00%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.00%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Utilities and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.00%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ), which rose 1.19% or 3.50 points to trade at 298.80 at the close. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) added 0.81% or 0.85 points to end at 106.35 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) was up 0.71% or 0.19 points to 27.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 1.84% or 0.510 points to trade at 27.230 in late trade. BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) declined 1.19% or 0.65 points to end at 53.77 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) shed 1.21% or 0.230 points to 18.780.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 2.74% to 1.236, ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which was up 2.13% to settle at 16.34 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which gained 1.61% to close at 59.90.

The worst performers were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which was down 1.84% to 27.230 in late trade, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which lost 1.79% to settle at 82.15 and Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was down 1.54% to 14.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 273 to 228 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.77% to 13.13.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 2.40 to $1220.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.66% or 0.45 to hit $68.94 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.40% or 0.29 to trade at $73.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1562, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8919.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 95.12.

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