France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.65%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.65%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.65% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 1.53% or 1.85 points to trade at 122.90 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 1.04% or 0.205 points to end at 19.860 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 0.82% or 0.48 points to 58.99 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ), which lost 2.91% or 1.41 points to trade at 47.11 in late trade. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) declined 1.54% or 0.220 points to end at 14.085 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) shed 1.42% or 0.91 points to 63.06.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which rose 2.67% to 12.485, Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was up 1.94% to settle at 25.44 and Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which gained 1.93% to close at 20.06.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 9.46% to 3.818 in late trade, Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which lost 2.96% to settle at 14.270 and Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ) which was down 2.91% to 47.11 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 353 to 265 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.58% to 16.86.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.23% or 2.88 to $1242.92 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.29% or 0.58 to hit $45.51 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.13% or 0.54 to trade at $48.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1411, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8772.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 95.48.

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