France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.30%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.30%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.36%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ), which rose 1.14% or 1.08 points to trade at 95.89 at the close. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) added 0.75% or 0.47 points to end at 63.49 and Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) was up 0.64% or 0.55 points to 85.85 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which lost 3.04% or 1.18 points to trade at 37.42 in late trade. Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) declined 1.83% or 1.47 points to end at 78.72 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) shed 1.78% or 0.142 points to 7.843.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Aperam (AS: APAM ) which rose 1.76% to 35.06, Rexel (PA: RXL ) which was up 1.50% to settle at 12.15 and Ipsen (PA: IPN ) which gained 1.18% to close at 54.00.
The worst performers were Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was down 3.63% to 7.25 in late trade, Zodiac Aerospace (PA: ZODC ) which lost 3.58% to settle at 20.76 and Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) which was down 3.04% to 37.42 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 408 to 213 and 125 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.37% to 19.39 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was down 0.13% or 1.70 to $1330.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.35% or 0.16 to hit $45.84 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.38% or 0.18 to trade at $47.55 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.56% to 1.1059, while EUR/GBP rose 1.05% to 0.8407.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.57% at 96.65.
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