France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.12%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.12% – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities , Healthcare and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.12%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 2.68% or 1.90 points to trade at 72.82 at the close. Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) added 2.05% or 1.050 points to end at 52.300 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) was up 1.76% or 1.85 points to 106.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 2.70% or 0.57 points to trade at 20.57 in late trade. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) declined 2.01% or 0.225 points to end at 10.980 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) shed 1.97% or 0.42 points to 20.87.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Neopost SA (PA: NPOS ) which rose 3.30% to 18.18, Teleperformance SE (PA: ROCH ) which was up 3.20% to settle at 174.40 and Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which gained 3.11% to close at 109.40.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 5.94% to 2.312 in late trade, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which lost 3.81% to settle at 1.567 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which was down 3.40% to 29.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 315 to 227 and 88 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.44% to 14.62.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.11% or 1.35 to $1274.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.07% or 1.94 to hit $61.19 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.12% or 1.53 to trade at $70.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1157, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8802.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.898.

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