France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.36%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.36%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.36%, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Orange SA (PA: ORAN ), which rose 0.41% or 0.06 points to trade at 14.79 at the close. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) added 0.12% or 0.01 points to end at 12.37 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) was down 0.21% or 0.30 points to 142.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 3.47% or 0.73 points to trade at 20.31 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 3.44% or 0.67 points to end at 18.66 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) shed 3.34% or 0.445 points to 12.880.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which rose 7.63% to 12.69, Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was up 4.11% to settle at 1.114 and ICADE (PA: ICAD ) which gained 2.18% to close at 68.00.

The worst performers were Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which was down 8.03% to 7.555 in late trade, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which lost 6.43% to settle at 1.338 and Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which was down 4.99% to 19.44 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 477 to 115 and 79 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 13.32% to 19.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.70 to $1243.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.28% or 0.15 to hit $53.40 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.32% or 0.20 to trade at $62.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8907.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.935.

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