Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the declined 0.07%, while the index declined 0.04%.
The best performers of the session on the were Peugeot SA (PA:), which rose 3.24% or 0.78 points to trade at 24.82 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) added 1.76% or 0.236 points to end at 13.626 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:) was up 1.64% or 2.30 points to 142.85 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were STMicroelectronics NV (PA:), which fell 2.84% or 0.540 points to trade at 18.480 at the close. Atos SE (PA:) declined 2.36% or 1.54 points to end at 63.60 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:) was down 1.90% or 2.00 points to 103.20.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet SA (PA:) which rose 3.91% to 48.59, Peugeot SA (PA:) which was up 3.24% to settle at 24.82 and Vallourec (PA:) which gained 2.86% to close at 2.376.
The worst performers were Virbac SA (PA:) which was down 4.13% to 209.00 in late trade, STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) which lost 2.84% to settle at 18.480 and Worldline SA (PA:) which was down 2.70% to 57.700 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 291 to 263 and 96 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.59% to 13.79 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.52% or 7.75 to $1495.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.78% or 0.97 to hit $55.45 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.61% or 0.96 to trade at $60.66 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1121, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.8639.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.315.
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