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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 17:35
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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.13% – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Gas&Water, General Financial and Foods&Drugs sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.13%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.11%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo (PA:EXHO), which rose 5.58% or 4.90 points to trade at 92.74 at the close. Meanwhile, Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) added 2.14% or 0.71 points to end at 33.87 and Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) was up 1.77% or 0.31 points to 17.82 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Legrand SA (PA:LEGD), which fell 4.17% or 2.42 points to trade at 55.60 at the close. Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) declined 2.99% or 0.82 points to end at 26.62 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:LVMH) was down 1.90% or 5.25 points to 271.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA:SPIE) which rose 5.78% to 14.270, Sodexo (PA:EXHO) which was up 5.58% to settle at 92.74 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA:EUCAR) which gained 3.78% to close at 8.38.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was down 7.76% to 1.758 in late trade, Metropole TV (PA:MMTP) which lost 6.92% to settle at 15.73 and Solocal Group SA (PA:LOCAL) which was down 4.55% to 0.661 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 293 to 266 and 113 ended unchanged.

Shares in Metropole TV (PA:MMTP) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.92% or 1.17 to 15.73.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.22% to 15.74 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 2.10 to $1224.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.51% or 0.93 to hit $60.74 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.65% or 1.19 to trade at $70.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1404, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8702.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 96.19.

© Reuters.