France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.05%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 1.05% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which rose 0.54% or 0.46 points to trade at 85.86 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 0.08% or 0.10 points to end at 121.30 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) was down 0.17% or 0.11 points to 63.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which lost 3.59% or 0.695 points to trade at 18.690 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 2.81% or 0.59 points to end at 20.37 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) shed 2.43% or 0.510 points to 20.500.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which rose 5.26% to 11.80, SES (PA: SESFd ) which was up 4.27% to settle at 15.89 and Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which gained 3.04% to close at 55.90.

The worst performers were ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which was down 4.44% to 14.43 in late trade, Imerys (PA: IMTP ) which lost 3.63% to settle at 66.30 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) which was down 3.59% to 18.690 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 422 to 164 and 83 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 15.91% to 15.12.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.35% or 4.40 to $1270.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $65.64 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.43% or 1.07 to trade at $73.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1597, while EUR/GBP fell 0.32% to 0.8759.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 94.59.

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