France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.07%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.07% – France equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 1.07%, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 3.86% or 0.92 points to trade at 24.73 at the close. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) added 1.44% or 0.68 points to end at 47.41 and Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) was up 0.16% or 0.10 points to 61.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which lost 5.08% or 4.12 points to trade at 76.92 in late trade. Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique SA (PA: ESSI ) declined 4.12% or 4.80 points to end at 111.60 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) shed 3.82% or 11.65 points to 293.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which rose 3.86% to 24.73, Euronext (PA: ENX ) which was up 2.50% to settle at 48.70 and Teleperformance (PA: ROCH ) which gained 2.39% to close at 115.65.

The worst performers were Renault SA (PA: RENA ) which was down 5.08% to 76.92 in late trade, Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which lost 4.91% to settle at 12.29 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 4.13% to 11.595 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 410 to 169 and 90 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.82% to 13.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.74% or 9.29 to $1269.29 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.41% or 0.69 to hit $49.73 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.96% or 1.01 to trade at $52.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.60% to 1.1747, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8951.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.58% at 93.23.

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