France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.49%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.49%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.49% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which rose 4.12% or 0.85 points to trade at 21.62 at the close. Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) added 1.55% or 0.62 points to end at 40.67 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) was up 1.37% or 1.19 points to 87.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 5.03% or 1.250 points to trade at 23.595 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 3.90% or 0.95 points to end at 23.42 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) shed 1.95% or 0.94 points to 47.44.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which rose 5.72% to 12.48, Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) which was up 4.12% to settle at 21.62 and Alstom SA (PA: ALSO ) which gained 3.36% to close at 34.64.

The worst performers were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which was down 5.03% to 23.595 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which lost 3.90% to settle at 23.42 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 3.51% to 4.294 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 364 to 245 and 88 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 9.10% to 14.69 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.03% or 0.39 to $1279.29 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.11% or 1.20 to hit $55.56 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.96% or 1.24 to trade at $61.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.87% to 1.1768, while EUR/GBP rose 0.64% to 0.8953.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 93.90.

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