France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.29%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials , Consumer Services and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.29% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 2.02% or 0.53 points to trade at 26.78 at the close. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) added 0.75% or 0.75 points to end at 100.40 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) was up 0.49% or 0.25 points to 51.01 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ), which lost 4.46% or 2.67 points to trade at 57.22 in late trade. AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) declined 3.41% or 0.76 points to end at 21.53 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 3.38% or 1.90 points to 54.36.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were SES (PA: SESFd ) which rose 4.13% to 14.25, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 2.08% to settle at 147.40 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which gained 2.03% to close at 5.324.

The worst performers were Natixis (PA: CNAT ) which was down 4.78% to 6.250 in late trade, BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) which lost 4.46% to settle at 57.22 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 4.06% to 9.565 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 442 to 134 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 11.15% to 17.71 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.12% or 1.50 to $1302.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.52% or 1.71 to hit $66.17 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.54% or 0.41 to trade at $74.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.63% to 1.1552, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8720.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 94.75.

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