France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.51%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.51%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.51%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which rose 1.85% or 0.96 points to trade at 52.94 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 1.09% or 0.145 points to end at 13.425 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) was up 0.49% or 0.47 points to 95.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which lost 2.02% or 0.67 points to trade at 32.46 in late trade. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) declined 1.69% or 4.70 points to end at 273.00 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) shed 1.52% or 1.18 points to 76.20.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rubis SCA (PA: RUBF ) which rose 3.67% to 48.00, Lagardere S.C.A. (PA: LAGA ) which was up 3.39% to settle at 25.03 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which gained 2.81% to close at 62.200.

The worst performers were Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was down 3.65% to 59.400 in late trade, Eutelsat Communications SA (PA: ETL ) which lost 2.90% to settle at 18.25 and Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 2.88% to 43.53 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 351 to 215 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.57% to 17.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 2.00 to $1227.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.35% or 1.48 to hit $61.62 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.19% or 1.60 to trade at $71.57 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.14% to 1.1424, while EUR/GBP fell 0.24% to 0.8726.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 96.07.

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