France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.94%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.94%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.94% to hit a new 3-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which rose 0.35% or 0.07 points to trade at 18.89 at the close. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) added 0.16% or 0.35 points to end at 216.20 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) was down 0.14% or 0.09 points to 66.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 2.34% or 0.520 points to trade at 21.680 in late trade. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) declined 2.32% or 1.36 points to end at 57.16 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 2.29% or 1.30 points to 55.38.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were GTT (PA: GTT ) which rose 2.03% to 42.57, Wendel (PA: MWDP ) which was up 1.60% to settle at 130.15 and Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which gained 1.51% to close at 29.235.

The worst performers were Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which was down 8.00% to 18.23 in late trade, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which lost 7.13% to settle at 11.000 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 3.66% to 4.023 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 465 to 125 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 9.81% to 15.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 3.98 to $1319.28 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.40% or 0.65 to hit $45.92 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.11 to trade at $51.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.2018, while EUR/GBP rose 0.35% to 0.9294.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 91.97.

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