France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.25%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.25%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.21%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 4.83% or 0.724 points to trade at 15.710 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 2.94% or 0.64 points to end at 22.39 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) was up 1.85% or 0.275 points to 15.150 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which lost 2.76% or 3.10 points to trade at 109.35 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 2.24% or 2.90 points to end at 126.30 and Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) shed 1.82% or 1.68 points to 90.38.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which rose 5.92% to 28.26, ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which was up 4.83% to settle at 15.710 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which gained 4.56% to close at 7.938.
The worst performers were SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 2.87% to 13.37 in late trade, Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) which lost 2.76% to settle at 109.35 and Aeroports de Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was down 2.64% to 154.60 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 287 to 276 and 97 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.02% to 13.85.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.16% or 2.25 to $1416.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.73% or 1.58 to hit $59.41 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.19% or 1.41 to trade at $65.69 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.1383, while EUR/GBP rose 0.12% to 0.8964.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 95.620.
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