Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Foods&Drugs, Gas&Water and General Financial sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.28%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.26%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI), which rose 1.26% or 0.28 points to trade at 22.58 at the close. Meanwhile, Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) added 0.89% or 0.19 points to end at 21.62 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) was up 0.85% or 0.40 points to 47.62 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sanofi SA (PA:SASY), which fell 1.89% or 1.45 points to trade at 75.10 at the close. Orange SA (PA:ORAN) declined 1.60% or 0.22 points to end at 13.51 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 1.56% or 0.228 points to 14.422.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ingenico Group SA (PA:INGC) which rose 2.42% to 77.12, Nexans SA (PA:NEXS) which was up 2.11% to settle at 29.07 and Technicolor (PA:TCH) which gained 2.03% to close at 0.829.
The worst performers were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) which was down 3.29% to 24.66 in late trade, Faurecia (PA:EPED) which lost 2.66% to settle at 36.17 and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA:PLOF) which was down 2.59% to 20.30 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 300 to 253 and 96 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 8.81% to 11.72.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.04% or 0.55 to $1413.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $60.42 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.46% or 0.31 to trade at $66.70 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1256, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8990.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 96.692.© Reuters.