France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.02%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.02% to hit a new 6-month low, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which rose 2.05% or 1.51 points to trade at 75.29 at the close. Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) added 1.26% or 0.17 points to end at 13.63 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) was up 1.17% or 0.62 points to 53.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which lost 2.44% or 2.45 points to trade at 97.81 in late trade. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) declined 2.32% or 8.80 points to end at 370.90 and Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) shed 1.93% or 2.20 points to 111.75.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which rose 4.75% to 93.70, Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which was up 4.18% to settle at 27.92 and Alstom SA (PA: ALSO ) which gained 2.69% to close at 37.80.

The worst performers were Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was down 5.67% to 58.250 in late trade, Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which lost 4.23% to settle at 26.51 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 3.26% to 7.956 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 254 to 179 and 51 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 9.41% to 18.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.66% or 8.10 to $1230.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.18% or 0.13 to hit $71.47 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $80.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1588, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8803.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 94.70.

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