France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.13%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.13%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.13%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which rose 2.37% or 1.30 points to trade at 56.15 at the close. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) added 1.50% or 0.33 points to end at 22.05 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) was up 1.33% or 1.60 points to 122.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which lost 3.03% or 1.50 points to trade at 47.96 in late trade. Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) declined 2.46% or 3.50 points to end at 138.60 and Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) shed 1.77% or 1.64 points to 91.04.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which rose 6.39% to 12.16, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was up 3.52% to settle at 2.528 and Euronext (PA: ENX ) which gained 2.83% to close at 67.30.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which was down 5.36% to 30.00 in late trade, Neopost SA (PA: NPOS ) which lost 5.17% to settle at 18.71 and SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 4.86% to 13.22 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 349 to 220 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.26% to 13.24 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.08% or 1.15 to $1398.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.79% or 0.45 to hit $57.52 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.15% or 0.74 to trade at $65.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1341, while EUR/GBP rose 0.43% to 0.8927.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 95.922.

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