France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.38%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.38%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.38%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 4.08% or 0.445 points to trade at 11.350 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 3.62% or 0.66 points to end at 18.89 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 2.96% or 0.73 points to 25.37 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which lost 1.99% or 1.50 points to trade at 73.84 in late trade. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) declined 1.84% or 1.14 points to end at 60.84 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) shed 1.83% or 1.56 points to 83.56.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which rose 6.57% to 1.249, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was up 5.94% to settle at 17.480 and Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which gained 4.28% to close at 13.40.

The worst performers were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was down 3.97% to 13.060 in late trade, Thales (PA: TCFP ) which lost 2.15% to settle at 100.00 and Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) which was down 1.99% to 73.84 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 348 to 236 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.47% to 20.06.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.28% or 3.55 to $1289.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.73% or 1.31 to hit $49.27 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.05% or 1.17 to trade at $58.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.64% to 1.1466, while EUR/GBP rose 0.34% to 0.8979.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 95.297.

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