France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.02%
Investing.com – France equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Consumer Services and Financials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.02%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.01%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Safran SA (PA: SAF ), which rose 0.97% or 1.05 points to trade at 109.00 at the close. Total SA (PA: TOTF ) added 0.82% or 0.44 points to end at 54.17 and L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) was up 0.63% or 1.30 points to 207.30 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which lost 3.21% or 0.78 points to trade at 23.49 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 2.25% or 2.35 points to end at 102.30 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) shed 1.82% or 1.33 points to 71.55.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which rose 3.88% to 16.050, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which was up 2.81% to settle at 94.300 and Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which gained 1.92% to close at 478.40.
The worst performers were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 6.37% to 2.352 in late trade, Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) which lost 3.21% to settle at 23.49 and Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was down 2.31% to 76.00 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 274 to 268 and 124 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.76% to 12.95.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.72% or 8.70 to $1194.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.28% or 0.19 to hit $67.67 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.11 to trade at $74.67 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.34% to 1.1555, while EUR/GBP rose 0.37% to 0.9015.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 95.45.
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