2 months ago
Stock Market

France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.51%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Services, Basic Materials and

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Services, Basic Materials and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.51%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.46%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Orange SA (PA:ORAN), which rose 1.44% or 0.20 points to trade at 13.77 at the close. Meanwhile, Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS) added 1.33% or 6.50 points to end at 496.40 and Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) was up 1.20% or 0.24 points to 20.31 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which fell 6.35% or 1.72 points to trade at 25.37 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) declined 2.90% or 0.530 points to end at 17.720 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) was down 2.73% or 2.44 points to 86.78.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Groupe FNAC (PA:FNAC) which rose 3.76% to 60.700, Trigano (PA:TRIA) which was up 3.41% to settle at 84.80 and Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) which gained 3.26% to close at 57.000.

The worst performers were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) which was down 6.35% to 25.37 in late trade, Eurofins Scientific (PA:EUFI) which lost 3.50% to settle at 342.00 and Plastic Omnium (PA:PLOF) which was down 3.43% to 21.94 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 286 to 276 and 97 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.12% to 16.68 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.27% or 3.50 to $1290.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.75% or 0.92 to hit $51.67 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.72% or 1.06 to trade at $60.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1481, while EUR/GBP fell 0.98% to 0.8929.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.153.