France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.30%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Consumer Goods and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.30%, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ), which rose 1.97% or 0.71 points to trade at 37.06 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) added 0.29% or 0.40 points to end at 136.00 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) was up 0.20% or 0.035 points to 17.705 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which lost 2.99% or 14.40 points to trade at 468.00 in late trade. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) declined 2.73% or 0.35 points to end at 12.63 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) shed 2.66% or 8.25 points to 301.85.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 5.07% to 1.181, Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) which was up 1.97% to settle at 37.06 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which gained 1.53% to close at 25.220.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which was down 10.22% to 27.31 in late trade, Ipsos (PA: ISOS ) which lost 6.38% to settle at 27.30 and Edenred (PA: EDEN ) which was down 5.03% to 32.83 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 370 to 193 and 105 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.60% to 14.59.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.06% or 0.70 to $1205.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.40% or 0.28 to hit $69.97 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.16 to trade at $77.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.64% to 1.1592, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8949.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 95.12.

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