France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.21%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.21%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR), which rose 5.22% or 3.57 points to trade at 71.98 at the close. Meanwhile, Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) added 3.18% or 0.94 points to end at 30.51 and Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) was up 2.79% or 0.61 points to 22.48 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which fell 4.27% or 2.84 points to trade at 63.70 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) declined 2.55% or 2.54 points to end at 97.04 and Sodexo SA (PA:EXHO) was down 2.50% or 1.70 points to 66.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Remy Cointreau (PA:RCOP) which rose 11.27% to 124.40, Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) which was up 5.22% to settle at 71.98 and Verallia (PA:VRLA) which gained 4.64% to close at 28.20.

The worst performers were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) which was down 4.27% to 63.70 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which lost 3.19% to settle at 9.12 and Faurecia (PA:EPED) which was down 2.97% to 37.26 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 330 to 258 and 75 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.34% to 27.07 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.09% or 18.50 to $1723.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.54% or 0.20 to hit $37.09 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.23% or 0.09 to trade at $39.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.87% to 1.1330, while EUR/GBP rose 0.67% to 0.8991.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 96.752.

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