France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities , Oil & Gas and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.06%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which rose 3.69% or 3.05 points to trade at 85.61 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ) added 2.03% or 0.144 points to end at 7.243 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 1.99% or 0.38 points to 19.23 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Orange SA (PA: ORAN ), which lost 2.34% or 0.34 points to trade at 14.20 in late trade. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) declined 1.99% or 0.37 points to end at 18.21 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 1.59% or 0.45 points to 27.60.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Teleperformance (PA: ROCH ) which rose 7.75% to 115.35, Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which was up 7.70% to settle at 51.05 and Zodiac Aerospace (PA: ZODC ) which gained 6.88% to close at 22.29.
The worst performers were Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which was down 7.18% to 51.42 in late trade, SES (PA: SESFd ) which lost 3.88% to settle at 20.07 and BIC (PA: BICP ) which was down 3.23% to 103.20 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 331 to 296 and 82 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 5.18% to 18.61.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.15% or 1.90 to $1267.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $49.00 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $51.84 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.0896, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8416.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 98.89.
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