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%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.17%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which rose 3.15% or 0.54 points to trade at 17.68 at the close. Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) added 1.77% or 0.85 points to end at 49.24 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) was up 1.60% or 0.330 points to 21.010 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ), which lost 3.47% or 4.55 points to trade at 126.70 in late trade. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) declined 3.16% or 0.465 points to end at 14.260 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) shed 2.31% or 0.47 points to 20.13.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which rose 9.25% to 71.100, Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which was up 5.23% to settle at 20.30 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which gained 5.17% to close at 35.19.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 3.59% to 11.685 in late trade, Sartorius Stedim Biotech (PA: STDM ) which lost 3.55% to settle at 57.00 and Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 3.54% to 62.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 337 to 264 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.59% to 11.78.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.81% or 10.37 to $1286.17 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.10% or 0.63 to hit $57.83 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.32% or 0.84 to trade at $64.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1591, while EUR/GBP rose 0.51% to 0.8846.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 94.78.

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