Inventories in France fall at market close; The CAC 40 down 0.90% By

© Reuters. Inventories in France fall at market close; CAC 40 down 0.90% – French stocks were lower after Wednesday’s close as losses in the sectors , and drove the stock lower.

At the close in Paris, the drop of 0.90%, while the index lost 0.98%.

The session’s best performer was STMicroelectronics NV (EPA:), which rose 1.48% or 0.51 points to trade at 34.98 at the close. Meanwhile, EssilorLuxottica SA (EPA:) added 1.41% or 2.15 points to end at 154.30 and TotalEnergies SE (EPA:) rose 1.09% or 0.56 points to 51.87 at the end of the session.

The worst performers of the session were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:), which fell 7.07% or 3.17 points to trade at 41.69 at the close. General Company of Establishments michelin SCA (EPA:) fell 5.12% or 1.23 points to end at 22.80 and Crossroads SA (EPA:) was down 3.37% or 0.49 points at 14.05.

Top performers in the SBF 120 were STMicroelectronics NV (EPA:) which gained 1.48% to 34.98, EssilorLuxottica SA (EPA:) which gained 1.41% to settle at 154.30 and Sodexo SA (EPA:) which gained 1.12% to close at 82.98.

The worst performers were Faurecia (EPA:) which was down 7.70% at 11.44 at the end of the session, Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA:) which lost 7.26% to settle at 8.74 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:) which lost 7.07% to 41.69 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered rising stocks on the Paris Stock Exchange by 348 at 208 and unchanged at 71.

Shares of Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (EPA:) fell to their lowest levels in 5 years; drop of 7.26% or 0.69 to 8.74.

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

Gold futures for December delivery were down 0.78% or 13.55 at $1,716.95 per troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, crude oil for November delivery rose 1.78% or 1.54 to $88.06 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.96 % or 1.80 to trade at $93.60 a barrel.

EUR/USD fell 1.20% to 0.99, while EUR/GBP was unchanged 0.43% to 0.87.

US dollar index futures rose 1.24% to 111.34.

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