France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.39%

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© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.39%© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.39% – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the lost 0.39%, while the index fell 0.26%.

The best performers of the session on the were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:), which rose 2.88% or 3.55 points to trade at 126.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Bouygues SA (PA:) added 2.17% or 0.82 points to end at 38.62 and Engie SA (PA:) was up 1.41% or 0.23 points to 16.14 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kering SA (PA:), which fell 2.85% or 17.00 points to trade at 579.40 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA:) declined 2.21% or 2.94 points to end at 129.86 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) was down 1.69% or 0.28 points to 16.02.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Tarkett (PA:) which rose 11.20% to 14.30, Electricite de France SA (PA:) which was up 9.68% to settle at 12.87 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:) which gained 5.97% to close at 7.37.

The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) which was down 6.50% to 12.29 in late trade, Faurecia (PA:) which lost 3.54% to settle at 43.02 and Eramet SA (PA:) which was down 3.09% to 39.56 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 284 to 264 and 107 ended unchanged.

Shares in Engie SA (PA:) rose to 3-years highs; rising 1.41% or 0.23 to 16.14. Shares in Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 6.50% or 0.85 to 12.29.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.83% to 13.43.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.50% or 7.85 to $1586.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.64% or 0.33 to hit $51.75 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.50 to trade at $56.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.0843, while EUR/GBP rose 0.08% to 0.8315.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 98.977.

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