France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.55%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.55%, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.59%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST), which rose 1.02% or 1.55 points to trade at 153.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) added 0.87% or 0.78 points to end at 90.46 and Kering SA (PA:PRTP) was up 0.71% or 3.70 points to 525.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR), which fell 7.62% or 6.24 points to trade at 75.67 at the close. Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) declined 7.40% or 1.32 points to end at 16.47 and Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) was down 6.34% or 0.59 points to 8.69.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which rose 4.03% to 211.60, Virbac SA (PA:VIRB) which was up 2.94% to settle at 195.80 and Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which gained 2.71% to close at 113.90.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which was down 8.34% to 5.54 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which lost 7.75% to settle at 8.26 and Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) which was down 7.62% to 75.67 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 406 to 193 and 76 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.12% to 29.25.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.96% or 16.35 to $1721.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.47% or 0.18 to hit $38.01 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.88% or 0.36 to trade at $40.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.45% to 1.1342, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8901.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 96.335.

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