France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.39%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.39%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.39%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 4.22% or 1.07 points to trade at 26.44 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) added 2.49% or 2.16 points to end at 88.94 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) was up 1.94% or 0.30 points to 16.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 5.64% or 4.14 points to trade at 69.32 in late trade. Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) declined 2.66% or 2.40 points to end at 87.70 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) shed 2.56% or 6.60 points to 251.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which rose 4.22% to 26.44, Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which was up 3.28% to settle at 22.66 and Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which gained 2.98% to close at 35.21.

The worst performers were Orpea (PA: ORP ) which was down 7.50% to 86.28 in late trade, Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which lost 5.64% to settle at 69.32 and Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which was down 5.60% to 80.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 383 to 187 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 11.75% to 18.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.14% or 1.75 to $1291.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.81% or 0.42 to hit $51.17 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.07% or 0.65 to trade at $59.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1477, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8907.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.135.

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