France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.07%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.07%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ), which rose 2.65% or 1.17 points to trade at 45.24 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 2.25% or 0.665 points to end at 30.225 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) was up 1.23% or 0.245 points to 20.200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ), which lost 1.02% or 0.78 points to trade at 75.64 in late trade. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) declined 0.76% or 0.85 points to end at 110.75 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) shed 0.75% or 0.49 points to 64.73.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which rose 4.82% to 7.400, Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) which was up 2.65% to settle at 45.24 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which gained 2.50% to close at 77.950.

The worst performers were Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 1.59% to 74.28 in late trade, Edenred (PA: EDEN ) which lost 1.45% to settle at 28.45 and Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was down 1.37% to 1.005 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 287 to 241 and 116 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 5.59% to 11.85.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.05% or 0.70 to $1321.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.53% or 0.38 to hit $70.98 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.15 to trade at $77.32 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1957, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8816.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 92.33.

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