France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.28%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.28%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 5.12% or 0.820 points to trade at 16.840 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) added 4.21% or 5.75 points to end at 142.25 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) was up 3.08% or 4.65 points to 155.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which lost 3.55% or 2.23 points to trade at 60.50 in late trade. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) declined 2.67% or 0.76 points to end at 27.52 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) shed 2.30% or 1.18 points to 50.04.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ingenico Group SA (PA: INGC ) which rose 6.18% to 72.50, STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which was up 5.12% to settle at 16.840 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which gained 4.76% to close at 58.300.

The worst performers were Biomerieux SA (PA: BIOX ) which was down 6.82% to 69.00 in late trade, Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA: PLOF ) which lost 4.20% to settle at 27.61 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) which was down 3.55% to 60.50 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 287 to 273 and 97 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.20% to 12.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.37% or 4.65 to $1277.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.62% or 0.41 to hit $65.89 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $74.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.59% to 1.1159, while EUR/GBP fell 0.45% to 0.8636.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 97.692.

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