France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.16%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.16%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.16%, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ), which rose 0.67% or 0.33 points to trade at 49.56 at the close. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) added 0.64% or 0.10 points to end at 14.88 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) was up 0.59% or 0.10 points to 17.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (PA: STM ), which lost 5.64% or 1.195 points to trade at 19.980 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 3.40% or 0.855 points to end at 24.320 and Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) shed 3.04% or 3.15 points to 100.35.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were GTT (PA: GTT ) which rose 2.16% to 44.45, Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was up 1.27% to settle at 152.00 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) which gained 0.73% to close at 448.50.

The worst performers were Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was down 9.99% to 10.95 in late trade, STMicroelectronics (PA: STM ) which lost 5.64% to settle at 19.980 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 4.36% to 11.175 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 438 to 179 and 87 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.92% to 12.60.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.34% or 4.31 to $1288.01 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.69% or 0.39 to hit $57.20 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.61% or 0.39 to trade at $63.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.46% to 1.1648, while EUR/GBP rose 0.27% to 0.8864.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 94.37.

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