France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.01%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Aerospace & Defense sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.01%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 4.42% or 0.940 points to trade at 22.220 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 1.66% or 0.470 points to end at 28.805 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) was up 1.42% or 1.18 points to 84.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ), which lost 1.92% or 2.15 points to trade at 110.00 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 1.65% or 0.46 points to end at 27.36 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) shed 1.50% or 0.68 points to 44.54.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which rose 6.77% to 77.30, Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was up 5.99% to settle at 196.50 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which gained 4.42% to close at 22.220.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was down 2.96% to 14.10 in late trade, Rubis SCA (PA: RUBF ) which lost 2.40% to settle at 58.90 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) which was down 1.92% to 110.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 294 to 276 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.86% to 11.89.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.22% or 2.80 to $1302.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.38% or 0.25 to hit $66.61 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.48 to trade at $76.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1786, while EUR/GBP rose 0.27% to 0.8808.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 93.58.

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