France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.24%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.24%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.24%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 1.21% or 1.35 points to trade at 113.20 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 1.18% or 0.70 points to end at 59.99 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) was up 1.04% or 1.15 points to 111.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ), which lost 1.05% or 0.64 points to trade at 60.46 in late trade. Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) declined 1.01% or 0.15 points to end at 14.65 and Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ) shed 0.80% or 0.040 points to 4.955.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were STMicroelectronics (PA: STM ) which rose 4.27% to 14.785, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was up 2.52% to settle at 42.680 and Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which gained 2.24% to close at 22.390.

The worst performers were Euronext (PA: ENX ) which was down 1.64% to 39.91 in late trade, Wendel (PA: MWDP ) which lost 1.40% to settle at 115.95 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) which was down 1.05% to 60.46 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 311 to 270 and 123 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.28% to 14.66.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1248.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.31% or 0.15 to hit $47.85 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.07 to trade at $50.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.0806, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8648.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 99.45.

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