France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.13%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.13% – 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 declined 0.13%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which rose 5.58% or 4.90 points to trade at 92.74 at the close. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) added 2.14% or 0.71 points to end at 33.87 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) was up 1.77% or 0.31 points to 17.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ), which lost 4.17% or 2.42 points to trade at 55.60 in late trade. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) declined 2.99% or 0.82 points to end at 26.62 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) shed 1.90% or 5.25 points to 271.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which rose 5.78% to 14.270, Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) which was up 5.58% to settle at 92.74 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which gained 3.78% to close at 8.38.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 7.76% to 1.758 in late trade, Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which lost 6.92% to settle at 15.73 and Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was down 4.55% to 0.661 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 293 to 266 and 113 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.22% to 15.74 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 2.10 to $1224.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.52% or 0.94 to hit $60.73 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.73% or 1.25 to trade at $70.82 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1404, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8702.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 96.19.

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