France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Industrials , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.04%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Orange SA (PA: ORAN ), which rose 1.55% or 0.22 points to trade at 14.38 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 0.96% or 0.175 points to end at 18.435 and Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) was up 0.96% or 0.60 points to 62.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 3.88% or 4.45 points to trade at 110.20 in late trade. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) declined 1.29% or 0.72 points to end at 55.14 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 1.24% or 0.68 points to 54.28.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Iliad (PA: ILD ) which rose 4.58% to 177.10, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 4.09% to settle at 142.40 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which gained 3.80% to close at 50.20.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was down 3.88% to 110.20 in late trade, Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which lost 2.26% to settle at 40.65 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 2.00% to 1.223 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 286 to 280 and 79 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.22% to 13.01.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 3.80 to $1351.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.20% or 0.81 to hit $66.58 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.10% or 0.80 to trade at $71.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.39% to 1.2378, while EUR/GBP fell 0.29% to 0.8637.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 89.17.

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