Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Gas&Water, General Financial and Foods&Drugs sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.05%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.14%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Air Liquide SA (PA:AIRP), which rose 2.50% or 2.60 points to trade at 106.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Total SA (PA:TOTF) added 1.50% or 0.72 points to end at 49.16 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was up 1.19% or 0.94 points to 79.81 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which fell 3.14% or 0.52 points to trade at 15.90 at the close. Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) declined 2.25% or 0.78 points to end at 33.96 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) was down 1.82% or 2.82 points to 151.84.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were SES (PA:SESFd) which rose 4.53% to 19.15, Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:ETL) which was up 3.83% to settle at 18.82 and Air Liquide SA (PA:AIRP) which gained 2.50% to close at 106.75.
The worst performers were Faurecia (PA:EPED) which was down 6.26% to 34.42 in late trade, CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which lost 4.39% to settle at 1.328 and Iliad (PA:ILD) which was down 4.37% to 119.15 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 325 to 261 and 86 ended unchanged.
Shares in WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) fell to 5-year lows; down 1.82% or 2.82 to 151.84. Shares in Faurecia (PA:EPED) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.26% or 2.30 to 34.42.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.80% to 18.41.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.26% or 3.20 to $1227.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.33% or 0.17 to hit $51.28 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.26 to trade at $59.65 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.63% to 1.1321, while EUR/GBP fell 0.45% to 0.8870.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 97.113.