France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.44%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.44%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.44%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which rose 4.62% or 0.92 points to trade at 20.84 at the close. Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) added 2.52% or 1.300 points to end at 52.800 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) was up 1.17% or 3.95 points to 342.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safran SA (PA: SAF ), which lost 2.09% or 2.55 points to trade at 119.25 in late trade. EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) declined 2.07% or 2.20 points to end at 104.00 and Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) shed 1.95% or 0.45 points to 22.59.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Neopost SA (PA: NPOS ) which rose 9.26% to 20.30, Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) which was up 4.62% to settle at 20.84 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which gained 3.58% to close at 32.43.

The worst performers were Rothschild & Co SCA (PA: ROTH ) which was down 3.04% to 27.150 in late trade, SES (PA: SESFd ) which lost 2.39% to settle at 13.70 and Metropole Television SA (PA: MMTP ) which was down 2.16% to 15.84 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 285 to 256 and 96 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.04% to 15.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.50% or 6.45 to $1277.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.82% or 0.48 to hit $59.11 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.23% or 0.16 to trade at $68.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1165, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.8814.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 97.838.

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