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%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 3.08% or 0.77 points to trade at 25.59 at the close. Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) added 0.96% or 1.25 points to end at 131.25 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) was up 0.76% or 0.155 points to 20.680 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which lost 2.04% or 0.87 points to trade at 41.84 in late trade. Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) declined 1.45% or 0.93 points to end at 62.99 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) shed 1.40% or 0.77 points to 54.36.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which rose 3.08% to 25.59, SEB SA (PA: SEBF ) which was up 1.70% to settle at 158.60 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which gained 1.63% to close at 5.250.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 3.39% to 12.120 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which lost 2.80% to settle at 38.825 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 2.51% to 35.410 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 366 to 239 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.38% to 11.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.49% or 6.27 to $1275.33 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.33% or 0.19 to hit $57.16 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.79% or 0.51 to trade at $63.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1582, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8806.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 94.85.

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