France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.26%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.26%

Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.26%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ), which rose 1.91% or 9.20 points to trade at 490.50 at the close. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) added 1.35% or 0.76 points to end at 57.07 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) was up 1.09% or 0.200 points to 18.600 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which lost 2.72% or 2.68 points to trade at 95.78 in late trade. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) declined 2.29% or 1.66 points to end at 70.70 and Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) shed 2.27% or 1.16 points to 49.92.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which rose 6.98% to 20.61, Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was up 4.39% to settle at 0.547 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which gained 4.00% to close at 67.60.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 6.80% to 1.097 in late trade, Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which lost 4.07% to settle at 14.60 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 3.78% to 17.830 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 319 to 256 and 97 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.42% to 19.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.75 to $1247.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.43% or 0.73 to hit $51.88 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.60 to trade at $60.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1353, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8993.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 97.153.

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