Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Oil&Gas and Financials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.15%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.23%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which rose 6.95% or 1.14 points to trade at 17.47 at the close. Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) added 1.43% or 2.00 points to end at 142.00 and Renault SA (PA:RENA) was up 1.11% or 0.63 points to 57.41 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI), which fell 2.19% or 0.45 points to trade at 19.91 at the close. Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) declined 1.98% or 0.52 points to end at 25.68 and Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) was down 1.63% or 0.98 points to 59.18.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which rose 7.60% to 22.380, Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) which was up 6.95% to settle at 17.47 and Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which gained 3.46% to close at 11.060.
The worst performers were Neopost (PA:NPOS) which was down 17.21% to 21.46 in late trade, Eramet (PA:ERMT) which lost 14.58% to settle at 55.35 and Ingenico Group (PA:INGC) which was down 13.59% to 45.00 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 310 to 248 and 99 ended unchanged.
Shares in Ingenico Group (PA:INGC) fell to 5-year lows; falling 13.59% or 7.08 to 45.00.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.60% to 16.79.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1284.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.47% or 0.78 to hit $52.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.40% or 0.86 to trade at $60.64 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.31% to 1.1393, while EUR/GBP fell 0.55% to 0.8717.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 95.710.