France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.34%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.34%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.34%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ), which rose 2.04% or 0.66 points to trade at 33.06 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) added 1.86% or 0.160 points to end at 8.781 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) was up 1.81% or 0.85 points to 47.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ), which lost 2.31% or 1.44 points to trade at 60.84 in late trade. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) declined 2.19% or 1.53 points to end at 68.25 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ) shed 1.82% or 0.103 points to 5.567.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which rose 4.80% to 23.8000, GTT (PA: GTT ) which was up 4.39% to settle at 28.43 and SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which gained 3.68% to close at 28.35.

The worst performers were Rexel (PA: RXL ) which was down 2.64% to 14.00 in late trade, Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which lost 2.55% to settle at 28.65 and Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) which was down 2.31% to 60.84 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 360 to 304 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 12.24% to 15.44 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.64% or 8.65 to $1340.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.80% or 1.73 to hit $47.23 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 3.58% or 1.72 to trade at $49.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1250, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8461.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 95.09.

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