France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.31%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.31%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.31%, while the SBF 120 index declined 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 1.85% or 0.80 points to trade at 44.16 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) added 1.65% or 0.196 points to end at 12.080 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) was up 1.14% or 1.02 points to 90.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ), which lost 3.51% or 10.60 points to trade at 291.70 in late trade. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) declined 3.16% or 1.74 points to end at 53.24 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) shed 2.63% or 14.80 points to 547.60.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which rose 9.53% to 38.83, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was up 6.62% to settle at 115.20 and Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which gained 3.55% to close at 27.41.

The worst performers were Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was down 5.23% to 7.70 in late trade, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which lost 4.83% to settle at 71.00 and Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which was down 4.34% to 24.66 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 370 to 179 and 123 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.22% to 15.63.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.73% or 8.80 to $1197.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.17% or 0.12 to hit $69.92 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.07 to trade at $78.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1572, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.9021.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 95.44.

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