France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.42%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities , Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.42%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ), which rose 1.31% or 0.39 points to trade at 30.12 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) added 0.94% or 1.30 points to end at 140.00 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) was up 0.70% or 0.66 points to 94.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 4.55% or 0.904 points to trade at 18.944 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 3.41% or 0.440 points to end at 12.480 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) shed 1.86% or 0.79 points to 41.52.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which rose 5.40% to 66.400, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was up 4.70% to settle at 10.690 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which gained 2.54% to close at 46.000.

The worst performers were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was down 5.36% to 11.310 in late trade, ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which lost 4.55% to settle at 18.944 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which was down 3.41% to 12.480 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 328 to 244 and 88 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.01% to 16.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.01% or 0.15 to $1282.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.72% or 1.47 to hit $52.57 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.74% or 1.72 to trade at $61.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP fell 0.53% to 0.8766.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.928.

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