France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.95%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.95%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.95%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 2.50% or 1.70 points to trade at 69.68 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 1.91% or 0.46 points to end at 24.53 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 1.44% or 0.26 points to 18.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which lost 4.11% or 1.56 points to trade at 36.36 in late trade. Total SA (PA: TOTF ) declined 3.83% or 1.86 points to end at 46.76 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 2.96% or 0.52 points to 17.05.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Getlink SE (PA: GETP ) which rose 5.49% to 12.005, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was up 4.28% to settle at 80.35 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which gained 2.50% to close at 69.68.

The worst performers were Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was down 6.06% to 0.499 in late trade, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which lost 5.34% to settle at 1.817 and Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which was down 4.86% to 13.51 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 390 to 185 and 89 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.05% to 20.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.09% or 1.10 to $1252.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 4.82% or 2.42 to hit $47.78 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 3.64% or 2.17 to trade at $57.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8990.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.512.

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