France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.64%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.64%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 0.99% or 0.260 points to trade at 26.465 at the close. Total SA (PA: TOTF ) added 0.62% or 0.29 points to end at 46.88 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) was up 0.36% or 0.45 points to 125.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which lost 2.76% or 0.550 points to trade at 19.360 in late trade. STMicroelectronics (PA: STM ) declined 2.70% or 0.540 points to end at 19.460 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) shed 2.03% or 0.93 points to 44.89.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 4.01% to 124.50, Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was up 1.58% to settle at 25.700 and Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which gained 1.31% to close at 185.60.

The worst performers were Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 9.96% to 177.55 in late trade, Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which lost 2.87% to settle at 18.970 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) which was down 2.76% to 19.360 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 342 to 199 and 109 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.81% to 14.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.50% or 6.60 to $1327.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.37% or 0.84 to hit $60.52 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.68% or 0.44 to trade at $64.51 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.2399, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8870.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 89.63.

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