France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.36%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.36%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 1.22% or 0.52 points to trade at 42.89 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) added 0.68% or 0.58 points to end at 86.26 and Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) was up 0.50% or 0.37 points to 74.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ), which lost 1.62% or 3.80 points to trade at 230.40 in late trade. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) declined 1.50% or 0.75 points to end at 49.22 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 1.40% or 0.33 points to 23.27.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which rose 4.83% to 13.240, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 3.97% to settle at 81.190 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which gained 2.34% to close at 63.100.

The worst performers were Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 2.13% to 78.17 in late trade, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which lost 1.87% to settle at 4.778 and Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was down 1.70% to 135.75 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 326 to 268 and 85 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.97% to 11.57.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.19% or 2.40 to $1275.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.93% or 1.49 to hit $49.30 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.60% or 1.48 to trade at $55.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1726, while EUR/GBP rose 0.66% to 0.8985.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.72.

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