France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.04%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ), which rose 6.92% or 0.33 points to trade at 5.11 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) added 2.91% or 0.41 points to end at 14.49 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) was up 2.01% or 0.88 points to 44.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Airbus Group (PA: AIR ), which lost 4.60% or 2.69 points to trade at 55.77 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 2.00% or 1.95 points to end at 95.58 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) shed 1.46% or 0.92 points to 62.31.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsos (PA: ISOS ) which rose 17.07% to 26.34, ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ) which was up 6.92% to settle at 5.11 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which gained 4.59% to close at 4.63.

The worst performers were Airbus Group (PA: AIR ) which was down 4.60% to 55.77 in late trade, SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which lost 3.00% to settle at 30.07 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 2.03% to 10.610 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 355 to 311 and 112 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.51% to 19.84.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 1.20% or 14.95 to $1265.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.82% or 0.37 to hit $45.70 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.96% or 0.45 to trade at $47.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1332, while EUR/GBP fell 0.28% to 0.7764.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.52% at 93.89.

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