France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.42%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.42%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which rose 4.39% or 1.64 points to trade at 39.00 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 0.80% or 0.21 points to end at 26.37 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) was up 0.63% or 0.65 points to 104.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which lost 4.33% or 8.25 points to trade at 182.15 in late trade. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) declined 2.06% or 2.85 points to end at 135.60 and Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) shed 1.54% or 0.22 points to 14.06.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) which rose 4.39% to 39.00, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was up 4.36% to settle at 2.440 and Ipsen (PA: IPN ) which gained 2.27% to close at 153.00.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 7.07% to 8.568 in late trade, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which lost 7.07% to settle at 112.35 and Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was down 5.15% to 77.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 343 to 221 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.05% to 13.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.59% or 7.20 to $1204.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.59% or 0.41 to hit $69.92 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.45% or 0.35 to trade at $77.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.44% to 1.1656, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8960.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.73.

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