. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.04% – France stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares lower.At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.04% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index declined 1.00%.The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 4.52% or 1.25 points to trade at 28.77 at the close. Meanwhile, Stellantis NV (PA:STLA) added 2.26% or 0.38 points to end at 17.34 and TotalEnergies SE (PA:TTEF) was up 2.23% or 0.85 points to 38.69 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Alstom SA (PA:ALSO), which fell 4.64% or 1.47 points to trade at 30.22 at the close. Kering SA (PA:PRTP) declined 4.09% or 26.90 points to end at 631.40 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) was down 4.05% or 1.89 points to 44.72.The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which rose 8.04% to 8.98, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which was up 5.24% to settle at 6.07 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which gained 4.52% to close at 28.77.The worst performers were JC Decaux SA (PA:JCDX) which was down 5.12% to 23.00 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which lost 4.69% to settle at 18.51 and Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) which was down 4.64% to 30.22 at the close.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 384 to 229 and 76 ended unchanged.Shares in Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.64% or 1.47 to 30.22. Shares in Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.64% or 1.47 to 30.22. The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 6-months high.Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.68% or 12.25 to $1794.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.05% or 2.15 to hit $72.61 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 2.69% or 1.98 to trade at $75.58 a barrel.EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1812, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8537.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 92.520.