France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.31%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.31%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.31% to hit a new 3-month low, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Safran SA (PA: SAF ), which rose 6.37% or 6.95 points to trade at 116.05 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) added 1.24% or 1.28 points to end at 104.28 and Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) was up 1.18% or 0.94 points to 80.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which lost 2.07% or 9.10 points to trade at 430.10 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 2.02% or 0.51 points to end at 24.70 and Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) shed 1.95% or 0.85 points to 42.68.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Safran SA (PA: SAF ) which rose 6.37% to 116.05, Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was up 3.48% to settle at 58.22 and Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which gained 3.18% to close at 27.57.

The worst performers were Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which was down 8.07% to 8.490 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 5.25% to settle at 24.200 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 4.64% to 1.069 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 363 to 193 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.05% to 16.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.18% or 2.20 to $1203.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.30% or 1.58 to hit $67.14 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.89% or 1.46 to trade at $75.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1615, while EUR/GBP fell 0.36% to 0.8980.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 95.09.

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