France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.87%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.87%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.84%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Total SA (PA: TOTF ), which rose 1.03% or 0.47 points to trade at 46.66 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 0.42% or 0.30 points to end at 71.78 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) was up 0.25% or 0.21 points to 84.17 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 3.88% or 0.99 points to trade at 24.52 in late trade. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) declined 2.97% or 1.62 points to end at 52.93 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) shed 2.93% or 2.54 points to 84.26.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 15.65% to 12.270, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was up 4.94% to settle at 53.100 and Eutelsat Communications SA (PA: ETL ) which gained 2.44% to close at 17.62.
The worst performers were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 5.72% to 31.18 in late trade, Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which lost 4.93% to settle at 34.55 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which was down 3.88% to 24.52 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 333 to 253 and 83 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.88% to 22.48.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.51% or 6.55 to $1287.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.96% or 1.80 to hit $47.21 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.51% or 1.89 to trade at $55.69 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.97% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.9011.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 96.370.
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