France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 2.11% or 0.46 points to trade at 22.30 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) added 1.74% or 0.30 points to end at 17.80 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) was up 1.40% or 1.74 points to 125.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ), which lost 2.59% or 4.20 points to trade at 158.25 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 2.00% or 2.65 points to end at 129.55 and Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) shed 1.21% or 0.94 points to 76.55.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which rose 3.43% to 73.660, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was up 2.18% to settle at 2.765 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which gained 2.17% to close at 1.786.

The worst performers were Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) which was down 2.59% to 158.25 in late trade, WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) which lost 2.00% to settle at 129.55 and Mercialys SA (PA: MERY ) which was down 1.45% to 11.54 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 284 to 279 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.96% to 12.86.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.97% or 13.65 to $1414.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.63% or 2.10 to hit $59.93 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 3.69% or 2.37 to trade at $66.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.1260, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8999.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 96.683.

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