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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.65% By Investing.com

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Utilities, Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.65%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.13%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Teleperformance SE (EPA:TEPRF), which rose 2.12% or 2.65 points to trade at 127.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Veolia Environnement VE SA (EPA:VIE) added 1.66% or 0.47 points to end at 28.86 and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE (EPA:URW) was up 1.29% or 0.63 points to 49.39 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pernod Ricard SA (EPA:PERP), which fell 6.74% or 13.10 points to trade at 181.20 at the close. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (EPA:LVMH) declined 2.71% or 21.80 points to end at 782.20 and Hermes International SCA (EPA:HRMS) was down 1.58% or 30.60 points to 1,900.80.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet SA (EPA:ERMT) which rose 11.40% to 70.85, Atos SE (EPA:ATOS) which was up 5.55% to settle at 7.76 and Covivio SA (EPA:CVO) which gained 3.35% to close at 45.06.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA:CASP) which was down 8.53% to 2.96 in late trade, Pernod Ricard SA (EPA:PERP) which lost 6.74% to settle at 181.20 and Remy Cointreau (EPA:RCOP) which was down 3.08% to 142.95 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 264 to 249 and 103 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.23% or 4.45 to $1,968.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.19% or 0.97 to hit $82.60 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.63 to trade at $85.87 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.77% to 1.08, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.33% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 103.63.

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