France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.15%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.15%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.15%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which rose 6.95% or 1.14 points to trade at 17.47 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) added 1.43% or 2.00 points to end at 142.00 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) was up 1.11% or 0.63 points to 57.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 2.19% or 0.45 points to trade at 19.91 in late trade. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) declined 1.98% or 0.52 points to end at 25.68 and Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) shed 1.63% or 0.98 points to 59.18.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which rose 7.60% to 22.380, Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which was up 6.95% to settle at 17.47 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which gained 3.46% to close at 11.060.

The worst performers were Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which was down 17.21% to 21.46 in late trade, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which lost 14.58% to settle at 55.35 and Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 13.59% to 45.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 310 to 248 and 99 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.60% to 16.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1284.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.49% or 0.79 to hit $52.22 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.41% or 0.87 to trade at $60.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1395, while EUR/GBP fell 0.54% to 0.8718.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 95.713.

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