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

Published 2019/06/27, 19:00
© Reuters.  France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.13%

Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.13%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:ESLX), which rose 4.08% or 4.45 points to trade at 113.60 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) added 1.58% or 0.240 points to end at 15.390 and Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) was up 1.44% or 0.24 points to 16.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vivendi SA (PA:VIV), which lost 2.66% or 0.65 points to trade at 23.81 in late trade. Safran SA (PA:SAF) declined 1.87% or 2.45 points to end at 128.35 and Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) shed 1.32% or 1.66 points to 123.88.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA:CASP) which rose 5.37% to 31.59, Trigano SA (PA:TRIA) which was up 4.16% to settle at 77.55 and EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:ESLX) which gained 4.08% to close at 113.60.

The worst performers were Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) which was down 3.13% to 41.21 in late trade, Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) which lost 2.66% to settle at 23.81 and Altran Technologies SA (PA:ALTT) which was down 1.93% to 13.945 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 276 to 276 and 109 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.70% to 14.09.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.34% or 4.75 to $1410.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.19% or 0.11 to hit $59.49 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $65.71 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8964.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.757.

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