France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.18%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.18%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.18%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ), which rose 1.36% or 4.25 points to trade at 317.70 at the close. Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) added 1.31% or 1.45 points to end at 112.10 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) was up 1.06% or 5.20 points to 497.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 3.85% or 0.560 points to trade at 13.970 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 2.90% or 0.63 points to end at 21.12 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) shed 2.63% or 0.45 points to 16.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) which rose 1.36% to 317.70, Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) which was up 1.31% to settle at 112.10 and Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which gained 1.08% to close at 18.64.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 5.75% to 2.083 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which lost 5.29% to settle at 12.900 and Rothschild & Co SCA (PA: ROTH ) which was down 4.86% to 26.400 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 423 to 156 and 87 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.48% to 16.65.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.78% or 10.35 to $1329.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.22% or 0.13 to hit $58.91 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.21% or 0.14 to trade at $66.89 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1319, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8587.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 96.005.

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