France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.15%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities , Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.15%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ), which rose 1.67% or 1.75 points to trade at 106.40 at the close. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) added 1.13% or 0.14 points to end at 12.96 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) was up 0.57% or 0.27 points to 47.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 3.22% or 0.470 points to trade at 14.140 in late trade. Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) declined 2.70% or 2.70 points to end at 97.16 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 2.38% or 0.356 points to 14.572.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rubis SCA (PA: RUBF ) which rose 2.34% to 49.00, Neopost SA (PA: NPOS ) which was up 2.01% to settle at 19.78 and Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which gained 1.86% to close at 15.33.

The worst performers were Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was down 6.13% to 64.300 in late trade, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which lost 3.97% to settle at 101.50 and Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was down 3.68% to 102.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 330 to 229 and 97 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.73% to 14.58.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.54% or 7.25 to $1350.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.88% or 0.46 to hit $52.74 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.29% or 0.79 to trade at $62.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.59% to 1.1208, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8899.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 97.535.

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