France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.71%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.71% – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Industrials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.71%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 1.81% or 0.290 points to trade at 16.310 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) added 1.16% or 0.200 points to end at 17.445 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) was up 1.07% or 0.14 points to 12.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 2.83% or 1.04 points to trade at 35.71 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 2.41% or 0.55 points to end at 22.26 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) shed 2.13% or 6.55 points to 300.35.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which rose 3.60% to 15.53, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which was up 3.50% to settle at 100.000 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which gained 2.35% to close at 1.045.

The worst performers were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was down 4.40% to 18.890 in late trade, Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which lost 4.31% to settle at 53.300 and Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was down 4.02% to 467.80 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 399 to 181 and 84 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.16% to 14.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.52% or 18.10 to $1209.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.11% or 0.08 to hit $75.22 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.02 to trade at $85.00 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1561, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8901.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 95.02.

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