France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.21%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Goods and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.21% to hit a new 52-week low, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 1.42% or 0.35 points to trade at 25.07 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) added 0.50% or 0.39 points to end at 78.94 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) was up 0.42% or 0.27 points to 64.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 4.59% or 0.995 points to trade at 20.680 in late trade. EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) declined 3.22% or 3.70 points to end at 111.30 and Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) shed 2.54% or 0.55 points to 21.09.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which rose 3.19% to 0.566, Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which was up 1.42% to settle at 25.07 and Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which gained 0.92% to close at 13.10.

The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications SA (PA: ETL ) which was down 9.73% to 16.79 in late trade, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which lost 8.55% to settle at 47.600 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 7.16% to 43.340 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 502 to 107 and 68 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 16.40% to 21.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 2.40 to $1222.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 5.14% or 2.94 to hit $54.26 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 5.18% or 3.46 to trade at $63.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.8886.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 96.55.

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