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

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(C) Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.95%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.95%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.87%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Renault SA (PA:RENA), which rose 2.37% or 0.71 points to trade at 30.73 at the close. Meanwhile, Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) added 1.14% or 0.17 points to end at 15.54 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) was up 1.11% or 0.29 points to 26.34 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kering SA (PA:PRTP), which fell 2.98% or 19.50 points to trade at 633.80 at the close. EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:ESLX) declined 2.45% or 4.26 points to end at 169.46 and Eurofins Scientific SE (PA:EUFI) was down 2.36% or 2.90 points to 119.94.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Mcphy Energy (PA:MCPHY) which rose 4.93% to 18.51, Elior Group (PA:ELIOR) which was up 3.77% to settle at 6.74 and Solutions 30 SE (PA:S30) which gained 3.75% to close at 9.00.

The worst performers were Valneva (PA:VLS) which was down 5.92% to 13.180 in late trade, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which lost 3.03% to settle at 517.80 and Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) which was down 2.99% to 201.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 331 to 256 and 96 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 6-months high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.19% or 3.35 to $1753.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.76% or 0.56 to hit $73.86 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.62 to trade at $77.87 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1714, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8562.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 93.317.

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

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