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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.84%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare, Consumer Goods and Consumer

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare, Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.84%, while the SBF 120 index declined 1.83%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE), which rose 2.28% or 0.420 points to trade at 18.820 at the close. Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) added 1.22% or 1.80 points to end at 149.45 and Sodexo (PA:EXHO) was down 0.23% or 0.22 points to 94.04 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP), which fell 14.84% or 8.16 points to trade at 46.84 at the close. Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) declined 7.24% or 1.95 points to end at 25.00 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) was down 6.77% or 1.79 points to 24.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) which rose 2.28% to 18.820, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) which was up 1.22% to settle at 149.45 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which gained 1.05% to close at 72.920.

The worst performers were Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) which was down 14.84% to 46.84 in late trade, Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) which lost 7.24% to settle at 25.00 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) which was down 6.77% to 24.70 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 410 to 161 and 90 ended unchanged.

Shares in Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) fell to 5-year lows; losing 14.84% or 8.16 to 46.84. Shares in Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) rose to all time highs; rising 1.22% or 1.80 to 149.45. Shares in Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) fell to 5-year lows; down 6.77% or 1.79 to 24.70. Shares in Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) fell to 5-year lows; losing 14.84% or 8.16 to 46.84. Shares in Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) rose to all time highs; up 1.22% or 1.80 to 149.45. Shares in Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) fell to 5-year lows; down 6.77% or 1.79 to 24.70.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 19.58% to 16.80.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.00% or 0.05 to $1314.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 3.31% or 1.79 to hit $52.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 2.62% or 1.64 to trade at $61.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1354, while EUR/GBP fell 0.34% to 0.8752.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.250.