France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.62%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.62% to hit a new 52-week low, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which rose 1.89% or 6.80 points to trade at 367.00 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 1.79% or 0.53 points to end at 30.17 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) was up 0.80% or 0.70 points to 88.44 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which lost 2.87% or 0.92 points to trade at 31.19 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 2.86% or 0.74 points to end at 25.17 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) shed 2.79% or 2.58 points to 90.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) which rose 1.89% to 367.00, Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which was up 1.83% to settle at 25.57 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which gained 1.79% to close at 30.17.

The worst performers were Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was down 7.49% to 61.750 in late trade, Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which lost 3.39% to settle at 27.36 and Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which was down 3.27% to 13.900 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 364 to 216 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.65% to 17.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.10% or 1.20 to $1224.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $69.14 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.14% or 0.11 to trade at $79.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.39% to 1.1469, while EUR/GBP rose 0.32% to 0.8845.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 95.76.

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