France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.24%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.24%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.15%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 1.85% or 0.73 points to trade at 40.23 at the close. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) added 1.85% or 0.23 points to end at 12.67 and L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) was up 1.46% or 3.00 points to 208.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 5.34% or 1.43 points to trade at 25.37 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 3.89% or 3.68 points to end at 91.00 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 3.56% or 0.723 points to 19.582.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 16.55% to 2.268, Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which was up 10.26% to settle at 94.55 and SEB SA (PA: SEBF ) which gained 6.21% to close at 126.50.
The worst performers were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 6.63% to 38.75 in late trade, Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which lost 5.34% to settle at 25.37 and Imerys (PA: IMTP ) which was down 3.98% to 48.44 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 306 to 265 and 98 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.18% to 18.59.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.84% or 10.30 to $1218.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.88% or 0.97 to hit $50.66 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.67% or 1.01 to trade at $59.55 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.1285, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8861.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 97.357.
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