France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.69%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.69%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.69%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which rose 1.74% or 1.95 points to trade at 114.05 at the close. Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) added 1.00% or 2.15 points to end at 217.50 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) was up 0.98% or 1.20 points to 123.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 1.58% or 2.00 points to trade at 124.50 in late trade. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) declined 1.35% or 1.00 points to end at 73.20 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) shed 1.26% or 0.60 points to 47.05.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 2.76% to 38.370, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was up 2.06% to settle at 60.420 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) which gained 1.74% to close at 114.05.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 5.42% to 2.880 in late trade, Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which lost 2.43% to settle at 29.660 and SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which was down 2.09% to 34.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 340 to 255 and 103 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.36% to 10.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.80 to $1262.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.58% or 0.33 to hit $57.55 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.46% or 0.29 to trade at $63.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1820, while EUR/GBP rose 0.59% to 0.8854.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 93.23.

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