France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.54%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.54%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Basic Materials 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 lost 0.54%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which rose 2.09% or 3.32 points to trade at 161.96 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) added 1.05% or 0.80 points to end at 77.21 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) was up 0.81% or 0.120 points to 14.930 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which lost 4.62% or 1.00 points to trade at 20.65 in late trade. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) declined 4.34% or 2.82 points to end at 62.22 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 3.36% or 1.11 points to 31.88.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which rose 9.51% to 21.080, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was up 5.32% to settle at 63.300 and Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which gained 3.28% to close at 33.980.

The worst performers were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 5.00% to 43.74 in late trade, Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) which lost 4.62% to settle at 20.65 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) which was down 4.34% to 62.22 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 302 to 281 and 84 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.58% to 15.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.12% or 1.50 to $1229.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.56% or 1.84 to hit $70.08 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.70% or 1.38 to trade at $80.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.36% to 1.1532, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.8779.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 95.09.

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