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%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.13%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which rose 8.44% or 8.75 points to trade at 112.45 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) added 1.56% or 1.92 points to end at 125.18 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) was up 1.15% or 1.60 points to 140.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which lost 3.95% or 1.87 points to trade at 45.48 in late trade. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) declined 3.49% or 0.59 points to end at 16.44 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) shed 2.69% or 3.05 points to 110.25.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Altran Technologies SA (PA: ALTT ) which rose 22.19% to 14.015, Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) which was up 8.44% to settle at 112.45 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which gained 3.93% to close at 20.080.

The worst performers were Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA: PLOF ) which was down 4.54% to 21.85 in late trade, Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) which lost 3.95% to settle at 45.48 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 3.53% to 1.587 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 351 to 215 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.11% to 14.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.73% or 10.35 to $1428.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.31% or 0.18 to hit $58.08 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.32 to trade at $64.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1363, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8951.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.730.

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