France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.51%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.51%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.41%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which rose 3.31% or 2.33 points to trade at 72.71 at the close. Meanwhile, Atos SE (PA:ATOS) added 1.95% or 0.80 points to end at 41.83 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) was up 1.52% or 0.39 points to 26.08 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 3.52% or 0.93 points to trade at 25.48 at the close. Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) declined 2.50% or 0.62 points to end at 24.14 and Stellantis NV (PA:STLA) was down 1.95% or 0.31 points to 15.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Solutions 30 SE (PA:S30) which rose 6.27% to 6.53, WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) which was up 3.31% to settle at 72.71 and Aeroports de Paris SA (PA:ADP) which gained 3.17% to close at 107.45.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was down 4.78% to 0.589 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which lost 4.68% to settle at 6.48 and Eramet SA (PA:ERMT) which was down 3.93% to 62.30 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 300 to 263 and 94 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.88% or 16.15 to $1812.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.52% or 0.37 to hit $72.02 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.42% or 0.31 to trade at $73.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1810, while EUR/GBP rose 0.33% to 0.8568.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.662.