Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare, Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.88%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.89%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Engie SA (PA:ENGIE), which rose 1.02% or 0.13 points to trade at 12.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) added 0.64% or 0.32 points to end at 49.98 and Total SA (PA:TOTF) was up 0.33% or 0.16 points to 49.10 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which fell 4.15% or 1.04 points to trade at 24.02 at the close. Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST) declined 4.11% or 4.50 points to end at 105.10 and Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) was down 2.93% or 1.84 points to 61.00.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (PA:ELIOR) which rose 5.30% to 12.71, GTT (PA:GTT) which was up 3.77% to settle at 70.15 and Electricite de France SA (PA:EDF) which gained 2.01% to close at 14.24.
The worst performers were Plastic Omnium (PA:PLOF) which was down 7.04% to 19.16 in late trade, Eurofins Scientific (PA:EUFI) which lost 4.73% to settle at 330.00 and Elis Services SA (PA:ELIS) which was down 4.45% to 13.95 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 413 to 166 and 91 ended unchanged.
Shares in GTT (PA:GTT) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.77% or 2.55 to 70.15. Shares in Elis Services SA (PA:ELIS) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.45% or 0.65 to 13.95.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.90% to 18.87.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.30% or 3.80 to $1243.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.74% or 1.44 to hit $51.14 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.99% or 1.22 to trade at $60.23 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.50% to 1.1304, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8992.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.453.