France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.00%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.00%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Personal Goods and General Retailers sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 1.00%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which rose 0.83% or 0.13 points to trade at 15.82 at the close. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) added 0.71% or 0.63 points to end at 89.70 and Alstom SA (PA: ALSO ) was up 0.33% or 0.10 points to 29.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 2.88% or 0.85 points to trade at 28.81 in late trade. Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) declined 2.78% or 1.45 points to end at 50.63 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (PA: LVMH ) shed 2.73% or 4.55 points to 162.40.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Teleperformance (PA: ROCH ) which rose 4.04% to 74.95, Numericable Pr (PA: NUME ) which was up 3.17% to settle at 41.500 and Remy Cointreau (PA: RCOP ) which gained 2.61% to close at 64.13.

The worst performers were Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was down 4.35% to 314.60 in late trade, Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) which lost 4.25% to settle at 332.55 and Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was down 3.60% to 40.670 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 513 to 211 and 51 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 24.04.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.01% or 0.10 to $1080.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.42% or 1.01 to hit $40.74 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.34% or 0.60 to trade at $44.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.86% to 1.0723, while EUR/GBP fell 0.73% to 0.7051.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.67% at 99.23.

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