Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Gas&Water and General Financial sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.24%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.15%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA:ACCP), which rose 1.85% or 0.73 points to trade at 40.23 at the close. Meanwhile, Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) added 1.85% or 0.23 points to end at 12.67 and L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) was up 1.46% or 3.00 points to 208.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which fell 5.34% or 1.43 points to trade at 25.37 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) declined 3.89% or 3.68 points to end at 91.00 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 3.56% or 0.723 points to 19.582.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which rose 16.55% to 2.268, Trigano (PA:TRIA) which was up 10.26% to settle at 94.55 and SEB SA (PA:SEBF) which gained 6.21% to close at 126.50.
The worst performers were Faurecia (PA:EPED) which was down 6.63% to 38.75 in late trade, Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) which lost 5.34% to settle at 25.37 and Imerys (PA:IMTP) which was down 3.98% to 48.44 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 306 to 265 and 98 ended unchanged.
Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.56% or 0.723 to 19.582. Shares in Faurecia (PA:EPED) fell to 52-week lows; falling 6.63% or 2.75 to 38.75. Shares in Imerys (PA:IMTP) fell to 5-year lows; falling 3.98% or 2.01 to 48.44.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.18% to 18.59.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.84% or 10.30 to $1218.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.82% or 0.94 to hit $50.69 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.60% or 0.97 to trade at $59.59 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.39% to 1.1284, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8861.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 97.363.