France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.09%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.09%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.09%, while the SBF 120 index declined 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ), which rose 0.61% or 1.30 points to trade at 215.75 at the close. Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) added 0.28% or 0.26 points to end at 93.31 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) was up 0.04% or 0.01 points to 13.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ), which lost 3.31% or 0.182 points to trade at 5.321 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 2.36% or 2.90 points to end at 119.80 and Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) shed 1.75% or 2.20 points to 123.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which rose 2.60% to 143.80, Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was up 2.59% to settle at 13.06 and Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which gained 1.32% to close at 49.35.

The worst performers were Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ) which was down 3.31% to 5.321 in late trade, Ipsen (PA: IPN ) which lost 2.59% to settle at 112.95 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) which was down 2.36% to 119.80 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 411 to 188 and 85 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 10.47% to 13.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.61% or 7.54 to $1241.24 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.56% or 0.26 to hit $46.28 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.64% or 0.31 to trade at $48.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.77% to 1.1566, while EUR/GBP rose 0.83% to 0.8864.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.55% at 94.40.

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