France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.69%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.69%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.69% to hit a new 52-week low, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ), which rose 2.80% or 3.25 points to trade at 119.50 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) added 1.42% or 0.28 points to end at 20.03 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 0.60% or 0.18 points to 30.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 22.22% or 20.00 points to trade at 70.00 in late trade. Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) declined 5.85% or 6.01 points to end at 96.74 and Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) shed 5.57% or 6.40 points to 108.60.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which rose 4.31% to 421.40, EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) which was up 2.80% to settle at 119.50 and Groupe Eurotunnel (PA: GETP ) which gained 2.57% to close at 10.985.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was down 22.22% to 70.00 in late trade, Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which lost 7.61% to settle at 57.050 and Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which was down 6.82% to 82.70 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 559 to 61 and 50 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.65% to 17.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.10% or 13.40 to $1234.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 4.54% or 3.14 to hit $66.03 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 4.60% or 3.67 to trade at $76.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.14% to 1.1481, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.8834.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 95.61.

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