France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.05%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.05%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.05% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 1.90% or 0.365 points to trade at 19.600 at the close. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) added 1.41% or 6.60 points to end at 475.30 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 0.79% or 0.16 points to 20.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which lost 1.39% or 0.59 points to trade at 41.90 in late trade. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) declined 1.38% or 0.20 points to end at 14.30 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) shed 1.24% or 1.06 points to 84.40.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which rose 8.15% to 451.40, Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was up 5.85% to settle at 79.24 and Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which gained 4.11% to close at 13.420.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was down 9.06% to 12.85 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which lost 4.57% to settle at 7.100 and Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which was down 3.55% to 23.36 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 357 to 219 and 94 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.61% to 15.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.50% or 6.30 to $1262.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.55% or 2.42 to hit $70.50 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.24% or 1.67 to trade at $76.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1665, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.8812.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.22.

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