France’s CAC 40 Index declined 31.77, or 0.8 percent, to 3,728.65 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Paris. The SBF 120 Index fell 0.7 percent.
The following stocks rose or fell in the French equity market. Company symbols are in parentheses.
Avenir Telecom (AVT FP) climbed 6.3 percent to 85 euro cents. The French mobile-telecommunications equipment supplier said first-half profit rose 34 percent to 3.18 million euros ($4.2 million), while sales fell 3.9 percent to 288 million euros.
GDF Suez (GSZ FP) declined 1.4 percent to 26.47 euros. The French energy and environment group’s Enersur unit will invest $200 million to build a 400-megawatt power plant in the Peruvian port of Ilo, the Peruvian government said.
LDLC.com (LDL FP) advanced 11 percent to 5.20 euros, its highest price since January 2008. The online computer hardware and software maker reported first-half net income of 150,000 euros, compared with a year-earlier loss.