France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.44% By Investing.com

© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.44%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the lost 0.44%, while the index fell 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the were Publicis Groupe SA (PA:), which rose 4.93% or 1.41 points to trade at 29.99 at the close. Meanwhile, Renault SA (PA:) added 3.22% or 0.73 points to end at 23.41 and Peugeot SA (PA:) was up 2.58% or 0.36 points to 14.53 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were STMicroelectronics NV (PA:), which fell 6.92% or 1.80 points to trade at 24.20 at the close. Worldline SA (PA:) declined 5.73% or 4.68 points to end at 76.98 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) was down 3.04% or 0.33 points to 10.51.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) which rose 5.56% to 9.08, Publicis Groupe SA (PA:) which was up 4.93% to settle at 29.99 and Klepierre SA (PA:) which gained 4.78% to close at 13.80.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA:) which was down 11.12% to 20.310 in late trade, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:) which lost 7.06% to settle at 281.80 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) which was down 6.92% to 24.20 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 349 to 228 and 78 ended unchanged.

Shares in Vallourec (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 11.12% or 2.540 to 20.310.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.91% to 26.98 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.53% or 10.25 to $1934.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.43% or 0.18 to hit $41.33 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.90% or 0.40 to trade at $44.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1835, while EUR/GBP rose 0.52% to 0.8923.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 92.868.

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