France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%

France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%  | Feb 06, 2019 17:35

France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08% – France equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Gas & Water, General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST), which rose 10.11% or 11.80 points to trade at 128.50 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) added 4.81% or 0.665 points to end at 14.490 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was up 3.15% or 0.650 points to 21.270 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP), which lost 1.64% or 0.36 points to trade at 21.56 in late trade. Safran SA (PA:SAF) declined 1.50% or 1.75 points to end at 114.70 and Kering SA (PA:PRTP) shed 1.44% or 6.50 points to 444.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST) which rose 10.11% to 128.50, Aperam SA (AS:APAM) which was up 6.03% to settle at 28.50 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) which gained 4.81% to close at 14.490.

The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which was down 9.53% to 72.160 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which lost 4.33% to settle at 23.420 and Eurofins Scientific (PA:EUFI) which was down 4.01% to 330.20 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 323 to 234 and 106 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.46% to 14.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.22% or 2.95 to $1316.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.69% or 0.37 to hit $54.03 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.68 to trade at $62.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1375, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.028.

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