France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.44%

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At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 1.44%, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.36%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Orange SA (PA:ORAN), which rose 2.12% or 0.20 points to trade at 9.63 at the close. Meanwhile, Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) added 1.82% or 0.59 points to end at 33.07 and Thales (PA:TCFP) was up 1.63% or 1.26 points to 78.78 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Worldline SA (PA:WLN), which fell 5.36% or 2.76 points to trade at 48.71 at the close. Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) declined 5.14% or 8.70 points to end at 160.70 and Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS) was down 5.04% or 73.00 points to 1374.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which rose 4.45% to 42.76, Ovh Groupe SAS (PA:OVH) which was up 3.46% to settle at 24.79 and Mercialys SA (PA:MERY) which gained 3.46% to close at 9.41.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which was down 16.82% to 32.10 in late trade, Valneva (PA:VLS) which lost 7.23% to settle at 16.290 and Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:STDM) which was down 6.61% to 394.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 364 to 213 and 79 ended unchanged.

Shares in Atos SE (PA:ATOS) fell to 5-year lows; losing 16.82% or 6.49 to 32.10.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.10% or 1.75 to $1799.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.76% or 0.60 to hit $78.30 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.98% or 0.80 to trade at $80.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1329, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8353.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.955.