France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.48%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.48%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.48%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ), which rose 2.22% or 2.45 points to trade at 112.95 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) added 2.01% or 1.35 points to end at 68.68 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) was up 1.62% or 2.35 points to 147.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 4.20% or 1.16 points to trade at 26.44 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 3.58% or 1.040 points to end at 28.005 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) shed 1.98% or 0.89 points to 44.08.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Teleperformance (PA: ROCH ) which rose 5.79% to 147.90, Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was up 3.38% to settle at 55.000 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which gained 2.78% to close at 81.300.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 4.35% to 5.276 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which lost 4.20% to settle at 26.44 and Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was down 4.11% to 121.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 344 to 243 and 94 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 9.66% to 11.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 2.12% or 27.70 to $1280.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.29% or 2.20 to hit $64.69 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 3.44% or 2.61 to trade at $73.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.1607, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8743.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 94.80.

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