France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.85%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.85%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.85%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 1.50% or 1.38 points to trade at 93.16 at the close. BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) added 1.16% or 0.55 points to end at 48.00 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) was up 1.00% or 0.210 points to 21.270 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 5.34% or 1.18 points to trade at 20.93 in late trade. Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) declined 5.13% or 3.36 points to end at 62.16 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) shed 4.70% or 1.11 points to 22.63.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Nexans SA (PA: NEXS ) which rose 3.52% to 32.33, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was up 3.49% to settle at 10.080 and Metropole Television SA (PA: MMTP ) which gained 2.60% to close at 18.15.

The worst performers were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which was down 5.34% to 20.93 in late trade, Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) which lost 5.13% to settle at 62.16 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) which was down 4.70% to 22.63 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 354 to 230 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.55% to 14.12.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.99% or 12.75 to $1271.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 3.54% or 2.25 to hit $61.35 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.80% or 2.02 to trade at $70.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1178, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8582.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.555.

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