France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.04%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ), which rose 1.29% or 0.18 points to trade at 14.50 at the close. Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique SA (PA: ESSI ) added 0.95% or 1.00 points to end at 106.05 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) was up 0.93% or 0.23 points to 24.86 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 2.06% or 0.42 points to trade at 20.16 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 1.61% or 0.35 points to end at 21.42 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 1.28% or 0.74 points to 57.05.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which rose 2.91% to 46.85, Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was up 2.50% to settle at 147.80 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which gained 1.48% to close at 12.01.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 3.33% to 4.273 in late trade, Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which lost 2.06% to settle at 20.16 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 1.84% to 33.540 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 343 to 246 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.57% to 14.57.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.13% or 1.68 to $1293.02 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.58% or 1.25 to hit $47.16 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.64% or 0.86 to trade at $51.71 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1806, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.9227.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.18.

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