France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.81%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.81%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.83%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (EPA:CAPP), which rose 2.01% or 3.45 points to trade at 174.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) added 1.98% or 0.73 points to end at 37.52 and Pernod Ricard SA (EPA:PERP) was up 1.83% or 3.10 points to 172.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 9.56% or 2.37 points to trade at 22.43 at the close. Carrefour SA (EPA:CARR) declined 7.16% or 1.31 points to end at 16.98 and Airbus Group SE (EPA:AIR) was down 3.25% or 3.12 points to 92.96.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsen SA (EPA:IPN) which rose 2.90% to 85.30, Virbac SA (EPA:VIRB) which was up 2.53% to settle at 345.00 and Orpea SA (EPA:ORP) which gained 2.49% to close at 23.06.

The worst performers were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was down 9.56% to 22.43 in late trade, CGG SA (EPA:GEPH) which lost 7.41% to settle at 0.90 and Carrefour SA (EPA:CARR) which was down 7.16% to 16.98 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 340 to 203 and 86 ended unchanged.

Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) fell to 52-week lows; losing 9.56% or 2.37 to 22.43. Shares in Airbus Group SE (EPA:AIR) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.25% or 3.12 to 92.96. Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 9.56% or 2.37 to 22.43.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.09% or 1.65 to $1,840.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.78% or 3.04 to hit $106.48 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 2.54% or 2.91 to trade at $111.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.06, while EUR/GBP rose 0.59% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 103.92.