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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.95%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology, Financials and Industrials sectors

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.95%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.94%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA:ATOS), which rose 2.50% or 1.70 points to trade at 69.68 at the close. Meanwhile, Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) added 1.91% or 0.46 points to end at 24.53 and Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) was up 1.44% or 0.26 points to 18.36 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Accor SA (PA:ACCP), which fell 4.11% or 1.56 points to trade at 36.36 at the close. Total SA (PA:TOTF) declined 3.83% or 1.86 points to end at 46.76 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) was down 2.96% or 0.52 points to 17.05.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Getlink SE (PA:GETP) which rose 5.49% to 12.005, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA:SOPR) which was up 4.28% to settle at 80.35 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which gained 2.50% to close at 69.68.

The worst performers were Solocal Group SA (PA:LOCAL) which was down 6.06% to 0.499 in late trade, Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which lost 5.34% to settle at 1.817 and Electricite de France SA (PA:EDF) which was down 4.86% to 13.51 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 390 to 185 and 89 ended unchanged.

Shares in Accor SA (PA:ACCP) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.11% or 1.56 to 36.36. Shares in TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) fell to 5-year lows; falling 2.96% or 0.52 to 17.05. Shares in Solocal Group SA (PA:LOCAL) fell to all time lows; losing 6.06% or 0.032 to 0.499.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.05% to 20.32.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.09% or 1.10 to $1252.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 4.80% or 2.41 to hit $47.79 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 3.62% or 2.16 to trade at $57.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8989.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.512.