France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.13%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.13%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.13%, while the SBF 120 index declined 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which rose 2.07% or 1.20 points to trade at 59.10 at the close. Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) added 1.38% or 0.63 points to end at 46.21 and Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) was up 0.87% or 0.40 points to 45.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 3.30% or 0.880 points to trade at 25.765 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 2.55% or 0.62 points to end at 23.71 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) shed 2.05% or 0.96 points to 46.19.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which rose 2.74% to 1.162, Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) which was up 2.07% to settle at 59.10 and Mercialys (PA: MERY ) which gained 1.94% to close at 16.29.

The worst performers were Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which was down 4.87% to 42.16 in late trade, Klepierre (PA: LOIM ) which lost 3.91% to settle at 33.40 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which was down 3.30% to 25.765 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 346 to 212 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 25.00% to 15.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.40% or 5.20 to $1317.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.51% or 0.32 to hit $62.09 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.24% or 0.16 to trade at $66.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.2339, while EUR/GBP fell 0.35% to 0.8788.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 89.43.

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