France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.16%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.16%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.16%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which rose 2.45% or 2.24 points to trade at 93.74 at the close. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) added 1.74% or 0.23 points to end at 13.46 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) was up 1.50% or 1.10 points to 74.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which lost 3.50% or 14.70 points to trade at 405.40 in late trade. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) declined 2.45% or 0.68 points to end at 27.09 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) shed 2.18% or 2.35 points to 105.60.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which rose 10.61% to 21.480, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 6.48% to settle at 14.130 and Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which gained 6.18% to close at 33.680.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was down 6.59% to 12.61 in late trade, Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which lost 5.70% to settle at 35.09 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 3.75% to 9.038 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 329 to 249 and 85 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.28% to 17.96 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.21% or 2.65 to $1289.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.21% or 0.11 to hit $52.25 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.11 to trade at $61.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1507, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.9023.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 95.060.

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