France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.11%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.11%, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 0.40% or 0.15 points to trade at 37.92 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) added 0.24% or 0.045 points to end at 18.560 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) was up 0.24% or 0.12 points to 50.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 4.43% or 0.81 points to trade at 17.57 in late trade. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) declined 2.76% or 0.82 points to end at 29.02 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) shed 2.44% or 1.01 points to 40.58.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 3.30% to 56.40, Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which was up 2.80% to settle at 14.34 and JC Decaux SA (PA: JCDX ) which gained 1.70% to close at 26.34.

The worst performers were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was down 11.39% to 77.05 in late trade, Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which lost 7.39% to settle at 53.14 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 6.81% to 43.000 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 436 to 154 and 75 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.53% to 19.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.62% or 7.70 to $1249.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.73% or 0.89 to hit $50.58 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.78% or 0.47 to trade at $59.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.38% to 1.1349, while EUR/GBP rose 0.12% to 0.8995.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 96.575.

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