France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.18%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.18%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 1.35% or 0.92 points to trade at 68.88 at the close. EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) added 0.75% or 0.80 points to end at 107.30 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) was up 0.64% or 0.350 points to 54.750 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 4.93% or 0.810 points to trade at 15.615 in late trade. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) declined 4.00% or 1.29 points to end at 30.97 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) shed 3.00% or 10.65 points to 344.40.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 3.64% to 2.221, Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was up 1.35% to settle at 68.88 and Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which gained 0.84% to close at 21.620.

The worst performers were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 4.97% to 43.05 in late trade, STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which lost 4.93% to settle at 15.615 and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA: PLOF ) which was down 4.54% to 25.42 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 484 to 119 and 66 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 16.00% to 15.20 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.13% or 1.65 to $1282.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $61.84 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.15 to trade at $70.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1203, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8554.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 97.278.

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