France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.20%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.20%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Financials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.20%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ), which rose 1.36% or 3.00 points to trade at 223.20 at the close. Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) added 1.09% or 0.15 points to end at 14.38 and Klepierre (PA: LOIM ) was up 0.93% or 0.34 points to 36.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ), which lost 2.10% or 0.151 points to trade at 7.046 in late trade. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) declined 1.46% or 0.80 points to end at 54.09 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) shed 1.32% or 0.80 points to 59.85.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vicat (PA: VCTP ) which rose 2.16% to 58.23, Mercialys (PA: MERY ) which was up 1.68% to settle at 19.06 and Numericable SFR SA (PA: SFRGR ) which gained 1.43% to close at 26.250.

The worst performers were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ) which was down 2.10% to 7.046 in late trade, Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which lost 1.46% to settle at 54.09 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) which was down 1.32% to 59.85 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 323 to 240 and 116 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.99% to 17.36.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 1.39% or 15.85 to $1156.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.65% or 0.35 to hit $53.71 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.20 to trade at $56.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.62% to 1.0480, while EUR/GBP rose 0.56% to 0.8570.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.47% at 102.75.

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