Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities, Oil&Gas and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.42%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.38%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:SGOB), which rose 1.31% or 0.39 points to trade at 30.12 at the close. Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) added 0.94% or 1.30 points to end at 140.00 and Sodexo (PA:EXHO) was up 0.70% or 0.66 points to 94.66 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 4.55% or 0.904 points to trade at 18.944 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) declined 3.41% or 0.440 points to end at 12.480 and BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP) was down 1.86% or 0.79 points to 41.52.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) which rose 5.40% to 66.400, Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which was up 4.70% to settle at 10.690 and Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which gained 2.54% to close at 46.000.
The worst performers were DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which was down 5.36% to 11.310 in late trade, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which lost 4.55% to settle at 18.944 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) which was down 3.41% to 12.480 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 328 to 244 and 88 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.01% to 16.53.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.01% or 0.15 to $1282.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.76% or 1.49 to hit $52.55 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.74% or 1.72 to trade at $61.02 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1365, while EUR/GBP fell 0.53% to 0.8767.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.928.