France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.22%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Electronic Equipment , Aerospace & Defense and Oil & Gas Producers sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.22%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which rose 4.25% or 0.725 points to trade at 17.780 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 3.76% or 0.97 points to end at 26.75 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) was up 1.77% or 1.85 points to 106.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ), which lost 2.80% or 1.33 points to trade at 46.15 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 2.60% or 0.575 points to end at 21.545 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) shed 2.01% or 1.93 points to 93.90.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which rose 6.10% to 60.850, Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was up 4.46% to settle at 8.20 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) which gained 4.25% to close at 17.780.

The worst performers were Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 3.71% to 63.40 in late trade, Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which lost 3.72% to settle at 45.000 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) which was down 2.80% to 46.15 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 287 to 286 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 13.27% to 22.96 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.62% or 7.60 to $1224.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.10% or 0.74 to hit $66.30 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.59% or 1.23 to trade at $76.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8929.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 96.62.

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