France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 2.28%

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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 2.28% © Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 2.28%

Investing.com – 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 2.28% to hit a new 52-week low, while the index declined 2.31%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dassault Systemes SE (EPA:), which rose 0.43% or 0.15 points to trade at 35.01 at the close. Meanwhile, Sanofi SA (EPA:) fell 0.05% or 0.04 points to end at 78.81 and EssilorLuxottica SA (EPA:) was down 0.11% or 0.15 points to 138.65 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (EPA:), which fell 7.05% or 2.11 points to trade at 27.73 at the close. Thales (EPA:) declined 5.47% or 6.35 points to end at 109.65 and Carrefour SA (EPA:) was down 4.94% or 0.77 points to 14.81.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Metropole Television SA (EPA:) which rose 8.09% to 14.43, BIC (EPA:) which was up 2.67% to settle at 59.50 and Ovh Groupe SAS (EPA:) which gained 1.95% to close at 11.21.

The worst performers were Faurecia (EPA:) which was down 11.50% to 12.16 in late trade, Valeo SA (EPA:) which lost 10.25% to settle at 16.07 and Neoen SA (EPA:) which was down 8.20% to 35.47 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 456 to 116 and 61 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sanofi SA (EPA:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 0.05% or 0.04 to 78.81. Shares in Faurecia (EPA:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 11.50% or 1.58 to 12.16.

The , 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 1.62% or 27.15 to $1,653.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 5.49% or 4.58 to hit $78.91 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 4.71% or 4.26 to trade at $86.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 1.30% to 0.97, while EUR/GBP rose 2.00% to 0.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.31% at 112.56.

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