France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.37%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Financials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.37%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.07% or 0.370 points to trade at 18.205 at the close. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) added 1.52% or 1.20 points to end at 80.15 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 0.92% or 0.17 points to 18.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which lost 1.62% or 1.95 points to trade at 118.55 in late trade. Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique SA (PA: ESSI ) declined 1.21% or 1.45 points to end at 118.60 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) shed 0.93% or 0.23 points to 24.05.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 3.47% to 62.600, Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was up 2.99% to settle at 144.80 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which gained 2.46% to close at 58.730.

The worst performers were Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which was down 2.34% to 41.19 in late trade, JC Decaux SA (PA: JCDX ) which lost 2.09% to settle at 29.55 and Alten (PA: LTEN ) which was down 2.07% to 78.92 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 332 to 269 and 104 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.77% to 14.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.19% or 2.36 to $1245.86 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.22% or 0.53 to hit $42.98 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.56% or 0.72 to trade at $45.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1143, while EUR/GBP fell 0.14% to 0.8804.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.38.

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