France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.57% By

© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.57% – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the declined 0.57%, while the index declined 0.25%.

The best performers of the session on the were Legrand SA (PA:), which rose 3.39% or 2.28 points to trade at 69.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Alstom SA (PA:) added 3.27% or 1.27 points to end at 40.08 and Worldline SA (PA:) was up 3.18% or 2.18 points to 70.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:), which fell 3.07% or 0.53 points to trade at 16.71 at the close. Renault SA (PA:) declined 2.99% or 0.70 points to end at 22.75 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA:) was down 2.55% or 0.82 points to 31.33.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (PA:) which rose 8.59% to 3.59, Rubis SCA (PA:) which was up 6.18% to settle at 31.26 and SCOR SE (PA:) which gained 5.51% to close at 24.12.

The worst performers were Natixis (PA:) which was down 8.62% to 2.02 in late trade, Genfit (PA:) which lost 5.69% to settle at 3.35 and Nexans SA (PA:) which was down 4.58% to 42.46 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 316 to 240 and 93 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.25% to 24.63.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.12% or 2.25 to $1949.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 3.33% or 1.29 to hit $37.50 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.88% or 1.18 to trade at $39.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1871, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.9031.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 92.308.

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