France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.47%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 1.47%, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which rose 2.19% or 0.272 points to trade at 12.670 at the close. AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) added 1.89% or 0.44 points to end at 23.68 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) was up 1.01% or 0.27 points to 27.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 6.56% or 2.28 points to trade at 32.50 in late trade. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) declined 5.36% or 24.80 points to end at 437.80 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) shed 4.89% or 14.80 points to 287.95.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) which rose 2.19% to 12.670, Natixis (PA: CNAT ) which was up 1.96% to settle at 5.838 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) which gained 1.89% to close at 23.68.

The worst performers were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which was down 6.56% to 32.50 in late trade, Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which lost 5.66% to settle at 7.665 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 5.43% to 1.167 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 396 to 188 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 9.91% to 14.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.09% or 1.10 to $1201.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.20% or 1.68 to hit $74.73 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.47% or 1.27 to trade at $85.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1504, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 95.47.

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