France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.33%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.33%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.33%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which rose 3.55% or 0.59 points to trade at 17.35 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 1.22% or 1.14 points to end at 94.70 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) was up 1.02% or 1.20 points to 119.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which lost 3.05% or 0.74 points to trade at 23.55 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 1.81% or 0.364 points to end at 19.796 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) shed 1.66% or 0.280 points to 16.560.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which rose 3.55% to 17.35, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 2.60% to settle at 17.340 and Mercialys SA (PA: MERY ) which gained 2.41% to close at 12.74.

The worst performers were BIC (PA: BICP ) which was down 7.89% to 76.50 in late trade, Ipsen SA (PA: IPN ) which lost 4.95% to settle at 115.10 and Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) which was down 4.20% to 27.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 348 to 224 and 83 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.79% to 13.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.04% or 0.45 to $1279.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.21% or 0.14 to hit $65.75 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.39% or 0.29 to trade at $74.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1137, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8632.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.857.

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