The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 7.37% or 1.690 points to trade at 24.630 at the close. Meanwhile, Sodexo (PA:EXHO) added 1.31% or 1.35 points to end at 104.45 and Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) was up 0.84% or 0.34 points to 40.23 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Societe Generale (PA:SOGN), which fell 2.20% or 1.06 points to trade at 47.32 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) declined 1.23% or 0.96 points to end at 77.20 and Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) was down 1.14% or 0.170 points to 14.780.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which rose 7.37% to 24.630, Altran Technologies (PA:ALTT) which was up 3.17% to settle at 15.925 and Rexel (PA:RXL) which gained 2.29% to close at 14.54.
The worst performers were Natixis (PA:CNAT) which was down 2.71% to 6.561 in late trade, Gemalto (AS:GTO) which lost 2.70% to settle at 32.10 and DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which was down 2.61% to 81.330 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 295 to 290 and 109 ended unchanged.
Shares in Gemalto (AS:GTO) fell to 5-year lows; down 2.70% or 0.89 to 32.10.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.03% to 10.64.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.55% or 7.07 to $1303.57 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.72% or 0.87 to hit $51.47 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.74% or 0.98 to trade at $57.23 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.1845, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8900.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 92.80.