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 Consumer Goods , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.48%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Danone SA (PA: DANO ), which rose 3.57% or 2.26 points to trade at 65.61 at the close. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) added 2.44% or 0.30 points to end at 12.57 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) was up 2.14% or 0.395 points to 18.890 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 3.80% or 0.88 points to trade at 22.29 in late trade. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) declined 3.49% or 14.20 points to end at 393.20 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 2.37% or 0.540 points to 22.260.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Danone SA (PA: DANO ) which rose 3.57% to 65.61, Edenred (PA: EDEN ) which was up 2.66% to settle at 34.30 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) which gained 2.44% to close at 12.57.

The worst performers were Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which was down 14.85% to 22.82 in late trade, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which lost 12.97% to settle at 1.530 and Rubis SCA (PA: RUBF ) which was down 11.22% to 43.66 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 395 to 162 and 107 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.66% to 16.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.38% or 16.90 to $1209.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.19% or 0.72 to hit $59.95 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.93% or 0.66 to trade at $69.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1327, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.8727.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 96.78.

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