Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Foods&Drugs, Gas&Water and General Financial sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 2.08%, while the SBF 120 index declined 2.08%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Danone SA (PA:DANO), which rose 1.21% or 0.94 points to trade at 78.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) added 0.04% or 0.03 points to end at 75.43 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) was down 0.80% or 1.25 points to 154.55 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 7.82% or 0.976 points to trade at 11.500 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) declined 6.37% or 1.41 points to end at 20.73 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) was down 4.42% or 0.715 points to 15.475.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Danone SA (PA:DANO) which rose 1.21% to 78.80, Coface (PA:COFA) which was up 1.05% to settle at 10.57 and Covivio SA (PA:CVO) which gained 0.43% to close at 93.20.
The worst performers were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was down 7.82% to 11.500 in late trade, Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which lost 6.73% to settle at 2.438 and Faurecia (PA:EPED) which was down 6.65% to 35.91 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 425 to 129 and 95 ended unchanged.
Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) fell to 3-years lows; falling 7.82% or 0.976 to 11.500. Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) fell to 3-years lows; losing 7.82% or 0.976 to 11.500.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 25.70% to 21.70 a new 6-months high.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.32% or 19.95 to $1534.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 5.34% or 3.05 to hit $54.05 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 4.83% or 2.96 to trade at $58.34 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1144, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.9242.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 97.787.© Reuters.
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