France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.22%

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© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.22%© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.22% – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the lost 0.22%, while the index lost 0.25%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sanofi SA (PA:), which rose 2.44% or 2.02 points to trade at 84.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Atos SE (PA:) added 0.94% or 0.68 points to end at 73.08 and Capgemini SE (PA:) was up 0.79% or 0.85 points to 108.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:), which fell 2.66% or 0.394 points to trade at 14.444 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) declined 1.92% or 0.420 points to end at 21.470 and Hermes International SCA (PA:) was down 1.57% or 10.40 points to 653.40.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were SES (PA:) which rose 5.78% to 12.27, Europcar Groupe SA (PA:) which was up 4.02% to settle at 3.73 and Sanofi SA (PA:) which gained 2.44% to close at 84.90.

The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) which was down 7.62% to 15.03 in late trade, Eramet SA (PA:) which lost 3.89% to settle at 42.02 and Euronext (PA:) which was down 2.72% to 67.85 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 328 to 232 and 105 ended unchanged.

Shares in Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 7.62% or 1.24 to 15.03.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.31% to 13.25.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.59% or 8.65 to $1465.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.28% or 1.30 to hit $58.31 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.99% or 1.24 to trade at $63.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1062, while EUR/GBP rose 0.08% to 0.8573.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.880.

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