Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Gas&Water, General Financial and Foods&Drugs sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.15%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST), which rose 10.11% or 11.80 points to trade at 128.50 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) added 4.81% or 0.665 points to end at 14.490 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was up 3.15% or 0.650 points to 21.270 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP), which fell 1.64% or 0.36 points to trade at 21.56 at the close. Safran SA (PA:SAF) declined 1.50% or 1.75 points to end at 114.70 and Kering SA (PA:PRTP) was down 1.44% or 6.50 points to 444.70.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST) which rose 10.11% to 128.50, Aperam SA (AS:APAM) which was up 6.03% to settle at 28.50 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) which gained 4.81% to close at 14.490.
The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which was down 9.53% to 72.160 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which lost 4.33% to settle at 23.420 and Eurofins Scientific (PA:EUFI) which was down 4.01% to 330.20 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 323 to 234 and 106 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.46% to 14.04.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.22% or 2.95 to $1316.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.69% or 0.37 to hit $54.03 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.68 to trade at $62.66 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1377, while EUR/GBP fell 0.37% to 0.8782.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 96.018.