France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.63%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.63% to hit a new 6-month low, while the SBF 120 index unchanged 0.00%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ), which rose 2.46% or 4.60 points to trade at 191.30 at the close. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) added 1.56% or 0.98 points to end at 63.80 and EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) was up 1.12% or 1.30 points to 117.20 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which lost 11.86% or 4.32 points to trade at 32.11 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 11.28% or 11.16 points to end at 87.74 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) shed 5.01% or 4.88 points to 92.58.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which rose 12.75% to 66.750, Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which was up 2.77% to settle at 15.39 and L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) which gained 2.46% to close at 191.30.
The worst performers were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was down 25.66% to 89.95 in late trade, Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) which lost 11.86% to settle at 32.11 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) which was down 11.28% to 87.74 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 416 to 165 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.70.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1230.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.83% or 0.57 to hit $69.22 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.96% or 0.76 to trade at $80.05 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.52% to 1.1514, while EUR/GBP rose 0.34% to 0.8828.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 95.43.
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