France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.29%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.29%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.29%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which rose 3.27% or 12.70 points to trade at 401.50 at the close. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) added 2.32% or 5.80 points to end at 256.00 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) was up 1.25% or 0.57 points to 46.71 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which lost 4.54% or 3.72 points to trade at 78.18 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 3.11% or 0.560 points to end at 17.425 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) shed 2.11% or 2.08 points to 96.42.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which rose 5.14% to 22.50, Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) which was up 3.27% to settle at 401.50 and Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which gained 3.22% to close at 115.40.

The worst performers were Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 5.71% to 10.400 in late trade, Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which lost 5.10% to settle at 16.76 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) which was down 4.54% to 78.18 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 363 to 220 and 77 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 8.11% to 17.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.72% or 9.70 to $1337.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.81% or 0.51 to hit $63.52 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.67% or 0.45 to trade at $68.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.2268, while EUR/GBP fell 0.45% to 0.8721.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 89.83.

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