France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.65%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.65%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Utilities and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.65%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which rose 0.81% or 0.37 points to trade at 46.20 at the close. EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) added 0.68% or 0.66 points to end at 97.06 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) was up 0.35% or 0.040 points to 11.355 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 3.13% or 2.68 points to trade at 83.06 in late trade. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) declined 2.15% or 0.36 points to end at 16.39 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 1.87% or 0.42 points to 22.04.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Nexans SA (PA: NEXS ) which rose 3.56% to 30.25, Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) which was up 0.81% to settle at 46.20 and Vicat (PA: VCTP ) which gained 0.77% to close at 45.85.

The worst performers were Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 3.43% to 52.050 in late trade, Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which lost 3.13% to settle at 83.06 and Trigano SA (PA: TRIA ) which was down 3.00% to 72.65 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 357 to 202 and 105 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.25% to 13.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.50% or 6.45 to $1308.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.53% or 0.34 to hit $64.06 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.62% or 0.44 to trade at $70.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1262, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8628.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.623.

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