France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.82%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.82%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials , Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.82%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Technip (PA: TECF ), which rose 1.99% or 1.05 points to trade at 53.74 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) added 0.43% or 0.45 points to end at 104.90 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) was up 0.13% or 0.09 points to 68.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AXA SA (PA: AXAF ), which lost 2.72% or 0.49 points to trade at 17.50 in late trade. Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ) declined 2.23% or 0.69 points to end at 30.06 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) shed 1.96% or 0.92 points to 46.12.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 2.07% to 61.250, Technip (PA: TECF ) which was up 1.99% to settle at 53.74 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which gained 1.27% to close at 7.79.

The worst performers were SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which was down 2.81% to 24.91 in late trade, AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) which lost 2.72% to settle at 17.50 and Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ) which was down 2.23% to 30.06 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 381 to 239 and 112 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.47% to 19.87.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.67% or 9.15 to $1348.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $48.27 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.18 to trade at $50.71 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1316, while EUR/GBP rose 0.61% to 0.8675.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.49% at 94.57.

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