Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Gas&Water, General Financial and Foods&Drugs sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.26%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.24%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS), which rose 1.91% or 9.20 points to trade at 490.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Renault SA (PA:RENA) added 1.35% or 0.76 points to end at 57.07 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) was up 1.09% or 0.200 points to 18.600 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Capgemini SE (PA:CAPP), which fell 2.72% or 2.68 points to trade at 95.78 at the close. Atos SE (PA:ATOS) declined 2.29% or 1.66 points to end at 70.70 and Legrand SA (PA:LEGD) was down 2.27% or 1.16 points to 49.92.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Plastic Omnium (PA:PLOF) which rose 6.98% to 20.61, Solocal Group SA (PA:LOCAL) which was up 4.39% to settle at 0.547 and GTT (PA:GTT) which gained 4.00% to close at 67.60.
The worst performers were Technicolor (PA:TCH) which was down 6.80% to 1.097 in late trade, Elis Services SA (PA:ELIS) which lost 4.07% to settle at 14.60 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was down 3.78% to 17.830 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 319 to 256 and 97 ended unchanged.
Shares in Elis Services SA (PA:ELIS) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.07% or 0.62 to 14.60.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.42% to 19.04.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 2.85 to $1247.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.49% or 0.76 to hit $51.91 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.03% or 0.62 to trade at $60.77 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1352, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8992.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.162.