France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.86% By

© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.86% – France stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the fell 0.86%, while the index declined 0.79%.

The best performers of the session on the were Vinci SA (EPA:), which rose 2.52% or 2.74 points to trade at 111.44 at the close. Meanwhile, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE (EPA:) added 2.35% or 1.14 points to end at 49.66 and Bouygues SA (EPA:) was up 2.25% or 0.72 points to 32.74 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Teleperformance SE (EPA:), which fell 14.02% or 28.55 points to trade at 175.15 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (EPA:) declined 6.82% or 2.56 points to end at 34.88 and Schneider Electric SE (EPA:) was down 2.57% or 4.00 points to 151.92.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Orpea SA (EPA:) which rose 11.64% to 2.69, Korian Medica SA (EPA:) which was up 7.44% to settle at 7.51 and Solutions 30 SE (EPA:) which gained 7.01% to close at 2.32.

The worst performers were Teleperformance SE (EPA:) which was down 14.02% to 175.15 in late trade, Nexans SA (EPA:) which lost 7.98% to settle at 74.35 and Dassault Systemes SE (EPA:) which was down 6.82% to 34.88 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 326 to 207 and 92 ended unchanged.

Shares in Vinci SA (EPA:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.52% or 2.74 to 111.44. Shares in Teleperformance SE (EPA:) fell to 3-years lows; down 14.02% or 28.55 to 175.15. Shares in Teleperformance SE (EPA:) fell to 3-years lows; losing 14.02% or 28.55 to 175.15.

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 June delivery was down 0.40% or 7.95 to $1,996.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.95% or 0.73 to hit $76.34 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 1.10% or 0.89 to trade at $79.71 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.62% to 1.10, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.16% to 0.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 101.18.

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