France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.20%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.20% to hit a new 6-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.13%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 3.29% or 1.02 points to trade at 32.00 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) added 3.01% or 2.93 points to end at 100.26 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) was up 2.16% or 2.30 points to 108.80 in late trade.
Biggest losers included WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which lost 2.74% or 4.42 points to trade at 156.80 in late trade. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) declined 2.17% or 1.64 points to end at 73.78 and L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) shed 1.92% or 3.60 points to 184.00.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were SES (PA: SESFd ) which rose 4.25% to 19.89, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was up 3.57% to settle at 58.100 and Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which gained 3.39% to close at 38.45.
The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 4.07% to 1.061 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 2.99% to settle at 22.040 and Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 2.86% to 65.90 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 334 to 257 and 76 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.83% to 20.05.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.38% or 4.70 to $1222.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $71.03 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.46 to trade at $79.80 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1558, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8785.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 94.93.
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