France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.09%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.09%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.09%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 1.59% or 0.46 points to trade at 29.39 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 1.54% or 0.230 points to end at 15.135 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) was up 1.11% or 1.67 points to 151.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sodexo SA (PA: EXHO ), which lost 2.05% or 2.09 points to trade at 99.86 in late trade. Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) declined 1.48% or 2.00 points to end at 133.30 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) shed 1.27% or 1.40 points to 108.50.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 11.31% to 15.350, Vicat (PA: VCTP ) which was up 3.80% to settle at 45.05 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which gained 2.04% to close at 90.00.

The worst performers were Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA: STDM ) which was down 4.07% to 113.00 in late trade, Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which lost 3.46% to settle at 37.91 and Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which was down 3.41% to 368.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 312 to 254 and 104 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.66% to 13.47.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.24% or 3.15 to $1292.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $62.52 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.46 to trade at $69.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1215, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8572.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.907.

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