Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities, Oil&Gas and Gas&Water sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.15%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.17%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which rose 1.76% or 0.47 points to trade at 27.16 at the close. Meanwhile, Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) added 0.94% or 0.20 points to end at 21.57 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) was up 0.76% or 0.145 points to 19.300 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY), which fell 1.38% or 0.43 points to trade at 30.82 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) declined 1.09% or 1.58 points to end at 143.54 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) was down 1.03% or 0.150 points to 14.480.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Genfit (PA:GNFT) which rose 12.36% to 20.540, DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which was up 3.67% to settle at 13.570 and Trigano (PA:TRIA) which gained 3.04% to close at 88.15.
The worst performers were Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which was down 5.17% to 1.680 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which lost 3.36% to settle at 23.620 and Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which was down 3.12% to 52.700 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 312 to 258 and 94 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.09% to 14.60.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.68% or 22.25 to $1344.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.46% or 0.26 to hit $56.24 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.59% or 0.39 to trade at $66.11 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.36% to 1.1348, while EUR/GBP fell 0.69% to 0.8688.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 96.308.