France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.18%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.18%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.23%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ), which rose 1.91% or 2.65 points to trade at 141.30 at the close. Sodexo SA (PA: EXHO ) added 1.24% or 1.25 points to end at 101.95 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) was up 1.16% or 0.56 points to 49.17 in late trade.
Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 3.84% or 0.584 points to trade at 14.622 in late trade. Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) declined 1.90% or 1.000 points to end at 51.500 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) shed 1.74% or 0.24 points to 13.58.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 8.44% to 2.440, Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which was up 3.44% to settle at 36.080 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) which gained 1.91% to close at 141.30.
The worst performers were Nexans SA (PA: NEXS ) which was down 3.99% to 28.38 in late trade, ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which lost 3.84% to settle at 14.622 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 3.12% to 104.10 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 318 to 242 and 76 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.78% to 14.03.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.82% or 10.55 to $1275.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $62.80 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.81% or 0.59 to trade at $72.03 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1165, while EUR/GBP rose 0.49% to 0.8771.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.782.
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