France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.59%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.59%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.59%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ), which rose 0.44% or 0.06 points to trade at 13.74 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 0.42% or 0.24 points to end at 57.88 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) was up 0.39% or 0.14 points to 37.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Danone SA (PA: DANO ), which lost 1.71% or 1.14 points to trade at 65.49 in late trade. Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) declined 1.47% or 1.00 points to end at 67.04 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) shed 1.46% or 0.37 points to 24.97.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Numericable SFR SA (PA: SFRGR ) which rose 9.22% to 34.350, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was up 1.74% to settle at 4.626 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which gained 0.78% to close at 214.25.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 2.05% to 3.159 in late trade, SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which lost 1.86% to settle at 35.56 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which was down 1.79% to 43.63 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 367 to 193 and 105 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 20.37% to 17.52 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.90% or 11.50 to $1290.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.79% or 0.39 to hit $49.17 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.34% or 0.18 to trade at $52.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1756, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.9057.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.36.

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