France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.88%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.88%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.88% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ), which rose 0.11% or 0.06 points to trade at 48.52 at the close. AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) fell 0.02% or 0.01 points to end at 24.16 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) was down 0.07% or 0.010 points to 14.305 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which lost 3.81% or 1.47 points to trade at 36.96 in late trade. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) declined 3.78% or 4.75 points to end at 121.05 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) shed 3.71% or 8.40 points to 218.25.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which rose 3.66% to 19.68, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was up 1.71% to settle at 12.200 and Eurazeo (PA: EURA ) which gained 0.35% to close at 65.98.

The worst performers were Eiffage (PA: FOUG ) which was down 4.16% to 79.50 in late trade, Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) which lost 3.81% to settle at 36.96 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was down 3.78% to 121.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 447 to 170 and 88 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 17.93% to 17.48 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.25% or 3.11 to $1245.99 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.31% or 0.14 to hit $44.88 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.05 to trade at $47.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.43% to 1.1427, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8798.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 95.43.

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