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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.16%

France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.16% – 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 fell 0.16%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA:VIV), which rose 2.64% or 0.83 points to trade at 32.23 at the close. Meanwhile, Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) added 1.14% or 0.41 points to end at 36.28 and Teleperformance SE (PA:TEPRF) was up 0.65% or 2.40 points to 371.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 2.39% or 0.70 points to trade at 28.61 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) declined 1.41% or 0.41 points to end at 28.63 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) was down 1.36% or 0.17 points to 12.05.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Valneva (PA:VLS) which rose 4.06% to 14.880, Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) which was up 2.64% to settle at 32.23 and Metropole Television SA (PA:MMTP) which gained 2.40% to close at 17.94.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA:ELIOR) which was down 3.45% to 5.88 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which lost 2.92% to settle at 19.63 and Mcphy Energy (PA:MCPHY) which was down 2.72% to 16.45 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 304 to 274 and 101 ended unchanged.

Shares in Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.64% or 0.83 to 32.23. Shares in Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.14% or 0.41 to 36.28. Shares in Teleperformance SE (PA:TEPRF) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.65% or 2.40 to 371.00. Shares in Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.64% or 0.83 to 32.23.

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 0.20% or 3.65 to $1794.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.01% or 0.69 to hit $67.67 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.95% or 0.68 to trade at $70.60 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1761, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8577.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 93.007.


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