France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.55%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.55% – France equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Construction & Materials , Oil & Gas Producers and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.55%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which rose 9.34% or 1.46 points to trade at 17.03 at the close. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) added 3.75% or 1.96 points to end at 54.20 and Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) was up 1.12% or 0.15 points to 13.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 5.09% or 0.760 points to trade at 14.170 in late trade. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) declined 3.56% or 1.20 points to end at 32.36 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) shed 3.28% or 12.40 points to 365.90.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which rose 9.34% to 17.03, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was up 4.80% to settle at 8.478 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) which gained 3.75% to close at 54.20.

The worst performers were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which was down 5.09% to 14.170 in late trade, Vicat (PA: VCTP ) which lost 4.24% to settle at 45.62 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) which was down 3.56% to 32.36 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 329 to 245 and 88 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 3.70 to $1231.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.56% or 0.39 to hit $69.36 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.39% or 0.31 to trade at $79.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1471, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.8791.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 95.56.

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