France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.02%


© Reuters.  France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.02%© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.02% – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.02%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.05%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA:ATOS), which rose 2.22% or 1.58 points to trade at 72.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) added 1.61% or 2.65 points to end at 167.40 and AXA SA (PA:AXAF) was up 1.52% or 0.38 points to 25.38 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR), which fell 2.31% or 0.290 points to trade at 12.280 at the close. Sodexo SA (PA:EXHO) declined 1.51% or 1.60 points to end at 104.05 and Renault SA (PA:RENA) was down 1.48% or 0.70 points to 46.74.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rubis SCA (PA:RUBF) which rose 3.36% to 55.45, GTT (PA:GTT) which was up 2.67% to settle at 84.60 and Ingenico Group SA (PA:INGC) which gained 2.64% to close at 97.80.

The worst performers were Natixis (PA:CNAT) which was down 7.33% to 4.022 in late trade, Euronext (PA:ENX) which lost 4.52% to settle at 71.90 and Spie SA (PA:SPIE) which was down 2.87% to 18.620 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 301 to 273 and 93 ended unchanged.

Shares in AXA SA (PA:AXAF) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.52% or 0.38 to 25.38. Shares in Rubis SCA (PA:RUBF) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.36% or 1.80 to 55.45. Shares in Ingenico Group SA (PA:INGC) rose to 3-years highs; rising 2.64% or 2.52 to 97.80.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.09% to 12.12.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.25% or 3.65 to $1462.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $57.17 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $62.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1020, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8629.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 98.235.

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