France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.62%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.62%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.62%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Worldline SA (PA: WLN ), which rose 2.10% or 1.250 points to trade at 60.750 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) added 1.28% or 0.31 points to end at 24.51 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) was up 0.94% or 1.10 points to 118.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 3.58% or 0.73 points to trade at 19.64 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 2.81% or 0.422 points to end at 14.592 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) shed 2.73% or 1.32 points to 46.95.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which rose 5.50% to 18.800, Imerys SA (PA: IMTP ) which was up 4.42% to settle at 43.90 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which gained 2.10% to close at 60.750.

The worst performers were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was down 4.72% to 15.130 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which lost 3.58% to settle at 19.64 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 3.18% to 17.350 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 327 to 235 and 98 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.20% to 14.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.37% or 4.95 to $1336.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.48% or 1.32 to hit $51.95 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 2.02% or 1.26 to trade at $61.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1297, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.8903.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.898.

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