France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.55%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.55%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 1.59% or 0.67 points to trade at 42.74 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) added 1.52% or 0.27 points to end at 18.00 and Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) was up 0.21% or 0.45 points to 211.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safran SA (PA: SAF ), which lost 1.47% or 1.29 points to trade at 86.54 in late trade. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) declined 1.41% or 3.55 points to end at 247.80 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 1.21% or 0.32 points to 26.14.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 3.49% to 98.48, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was up 1.78% to settle at 36.585 and Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which gained 1.60% to close at 49.72.

The worst performers were SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 2.38% to 13.12 in late trade, GTT (PA: GTT ) which lost 1.62% to settle at 50.47 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) which was down 1.47% to 86.54 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 337 to 267 and 93 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 5.27% to 12.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.39% or 5.10 to $1296.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $59.64 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.17% or 0.11 to trade at $65.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.47% to 1.1952, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8886.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 92.31.

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