France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.31%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.31%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.37%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo SA (PA: EXHO ), which rose 1.81% or 1.81 points to trade at 101.75 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) added 1.04% or 0.230 points to end at 22.430 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) was up 0.99% or 1.30 points to 132.20 in late trade.
Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 5.50% or 0.848 points to trade at 14.558 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 2.33% or 0.52 points to end at 21.84 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) shed 2.31% or 1.24 points to 52.39.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sodexo SA (PA: EXHO ) which rose 1.81% to 101.75, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA: STDM ) which was up 1.79% to settle at 136.60 and DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which gained 1.77% to close at 18.930.
The worst performers were Eramet SA (PA: ERMT ) which was down 7.97% to 52.22 in late trade, ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which lost 5.50% to settle at 14.558 and Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 4.83% to 36.86 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 388 to 177 and 92 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.64% to 12.73.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.07% or 1.05 to $1398.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.29% or 0.17 to hit $57.83 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.19% or 0.12 to trade at $64.23 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1209, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8991.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 97.097.
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