France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.48%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.48%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.48%, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 0.30% or 0.13 points to trade at 43.87 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) added 0.08% or 0.015 points to end at 19.020 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) was up 0.07% or 0.06 points to 90.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 4.87% or 0.69 points to trade at 13.59 in late trade. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) declined 3.81% or 18.80 points to end at 475.00 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 3.68% or 0.945 points to 24.725.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which rose 5.12% to 17.660, Lagardere S.C.A. (PA: LAGA ) which was up 2.48% to settle at 23.17 and Orpea (PA: ORP ) which gained 2.02% to close at 121.00.

The worst performers were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was down 7.01% to 107.40 in late trade, Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which lost 4.87% to settle at 13.59 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 3.97% to 1.015 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 415 to 154 and 94 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 16.51% to 13.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.72% or 9.00 to $1246.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.24% or 1.66 to hit $72.45 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 3.23% or 2.55 to trade at $76.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1709, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8851.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 94.19.

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