France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ), which rose 10.11% or 11.80 points to trade at 128.50 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 4.81% or 0.665 points to end at 14.490 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) was up 3.15% or 0.650 points to 21.270 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which lost 1.64% or 0.36 points to trade at 21.56 in late trade. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) declined 1.50% or 1.75 points to end at 114.70 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) shed 1.44% or 6.50 points to 444.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) which rose 10.11% to 128.50, Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) which was up 6.03% to settle at 28.50 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which gained 4.81% to close at 14.490.

The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which was down 9.53% to 72.160 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 4.33% to settle at 23.420 and Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was down 4.01% to 330.20 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 323 to 234 and 106 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.46% to 14.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.22% or 2.95 to $1316.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.69% or 0.37 to hit $54.03 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.68 to trade at $62.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1375, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.028.

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