Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Utilities, Consumer Goods and General Financial sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.34%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.29%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo (PA:EXHO), which rose 1.75% or 1.64 points to trade at 95.18 at the close. Meanwhile, Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS) added 1.39% or 6.80 points to end at 495.70 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:SGOB) was up 1.02% or 0.29 points to 29.30 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN), which fell 5.66% or 1.71 points to trade at 28.50 at the close. BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP) declined 3.85% or 1.66 points to end at 41.42 and Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) was down 1.86% or 0.192 points to 10.154.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA:ERMT) which rose 6.06% to 68.25, Getlink SE (PA:GETP) which was up 3.21% to settle at 12.365 and Korian Medica SA (PA:KORI) which gained 2.72% to close at 33.960.
The worst performers were DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which was down 7.91% to 12.580 in late trade, Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) which lost 5.66% to settle at 28.50 and CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was down 4.37% to 1.445 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 319 to 261 and 88 ended unchanged.
Shares in Getlink SE (PA:GETP) rose to 3-years highs; up 3.21% or 0.385 to 12.365.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.69% to 15.65 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 2.95 to $1290.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.86% or 0.45 to hit $51.86 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.30 to trade at $61.02 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1384, while EUR/GBP fell 0.59% to 0.8793.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 95.790.