France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.62%

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© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.62%© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.62% – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the declined 0.62%, while the index declined 0.57%.

The best performers of the session on the were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:), which rose 1.68% or 0.390 points to trade at 23.570 at the close. Meanwhile, Air Liquide SA (PA:) added 1.62% or 1.90 points to end at 119.10 and EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:) was up 1.30% or 1.75 points to 136.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Peugeot SA (PA:), which fell 12.86% or 3.35 points to trade at 22.70 at the close. Renault SA (PA:) declined 3.49% or 1.66 points to end at 45.76 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) was down 3.44% or 0.472 points to 13.230.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsen SA (PA:) which rose 2.47% to 95.50, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:) which was up 1.97% to settle at 7.520 and Sopra Steria Group SA (PA:) which gained 1.82% to close at 122.90.

The worst performers were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:) which was down 15.60% to 12.390 in late trade, Peugeot SA (PA:) which lost 12.86% to settle at 22.70 and Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) which was down 7.96% to 17.00 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 306 to 243 and 104 ended unchanged.

Shares in Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 1.68% or 0.390 to 23.570. Shares in Renault SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; down 3.49% or 1.66 to 45.76. Shares in EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.30% or 1.75 to 136.80. Shares in Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:) fell to all time lows; losing 15.60% or 2.290 to 12.390.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.65% to 13.76.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.19% or 17.85 to $1514.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.47% or 0.81 to hit $54.25 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.25% or 0.75 to trade at $59.49 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1147, while EUR/GBP fell 0.28% to 0.8615.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 97.132.

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