France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.79%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.79%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.88%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which rose 0.71% or 0.23 points to trade at 32.73 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 0.41% or 0.10 points to end at 24.72 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) was up 0.37% or 0.08 points to 21.68 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which lost 8.43% or 5.44 points to trade at 59.06 in late trade. Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) declined 3.26% or 3.55 points to end at 105.35 and EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) shed 2.25% or 2.65 points to 115.00.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which rose 3.41% to 1.488, Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was up 2.53% to settle at 12.98 and Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which gained 2.20% to close at 26.96.
The worst performers were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 27.34% to 1.897 in late trade, Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which lost 16.34% to settle at 1.075 and Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was down 12.25% to 0.548 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 416 to 172 and 93 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.32% to 18.32.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.17% or 2.10 to $1222.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.28% or 0.16 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.69% or 0.46 to trade at $66.30 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.1446, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8910.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.10.
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