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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.64%

France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.64%

PARIS: France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.64%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.67%. The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR), which rose 1.15% or 0.175 points to trade at 15.335 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 0.54% or 0.120 points to end at 22.200 and Societe Generale (PA:SOGN) was up 0.41% or 0.20 points to 48.02 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP), which fell 1.88% or 2.20 points to trade at 114.60 at the close. Nokia Oyj (PA:NOKIA) declined 1.77% or 0.095 points to end at 5.261 and Unibail Rodamco SE (AS:UNBP) was down 1.59% or 3.45 points to 213.80. The top performers on the SBF 120 were Electricite de France SA (PA:EDF) which rose 1.38% to 9.41, Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) which was up 1.15% to settle at 15.335 and Spie SA (PA:SPIE) which gained 0.85% to close at 23.195. The worst performers were Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) which was down 2.61% to 48.840 in late trade, JC Decaux SA (PA:JCDX) which lost 2.31% to settle at 28.75 and Eutelsat Communications (PA:ETL) which was down 2.29% to 24.30 at the close. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 385 to 190 and 98 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 20.55% to 17.11. Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.02% or 0.21 to $1292.19 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.57% or 1.21 to hit $48.30 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 2.84% or 1.45 to trade at $52.48 a barrel. EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.1749, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.9137. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 93.44.