France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.60%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.60%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.60% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which rose 2.72% or 0.47 points to trade at 17.58 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) added 1.84% or 0.390 points to end at 21.600 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) was up 0.42% or 0.22 points to 52.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Worldline SA (PA: WLN ), which lost 4.93% or 2.700 points to trade at 52.050 in late trade. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) declined 3.89% or 1.09 points to end at 27.09 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) shed 3.75% or 2.58 points to 66.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Iliad (PA: ILD ) which rose 4.75% to 98.82, Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which was up 2.72% to settle at 17.58 and Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which gained 2.02% to close at 41.48.

The worst performers were Imerys SA (PA: IMTP ) which was down 14.48% to 40.40 in late trade, Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) which lost 6.69% to settle at 96.72 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 4.93% to 52.050 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 343 to 217 and 93 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 18.14% to 17.96 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.12% or 1.55 to $1285.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.12% or 0.70 to hit $61.55 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 1.26% or 0.90 to trade at $70.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1176, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8559.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 97.453.

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