France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.17%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.17%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.17%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which rose 1.57% or 7.50 points to trade at 485.50 at the close. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) added 1.32% or 0.82 points to end at 62.82 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 1.10% or 0.22 points to 20.31 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 4.06% or 1.14 points to trade at 26.94 in late trade. Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) declined 2.18% or 1.02 points to end at 45.87 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) shed 1.71% or 0.90 points to 51.81.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Suez SA (PA: SEVI ) which rose 7.97% to 13.080, Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which was up 4.00% to settle at 22.88 and ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which gained 2.58% to close at 14.72.

The worst performers were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which was down 4.06% to 26.94 in late trade, Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which lost 3.72% to settle at 19.95 and Amundi SA (PA: AMUN ) which was down 2.24% to 71.66 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 287 to 240 and 122 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.46% to 12.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.04% or 0.50 to $1314.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.76% or 1.95 to hit $68.78 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.22% or 1.69 to trade at $74.48 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1885, while EUR/GBP fell 0.32% to 0.8767.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 92.82.

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