France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.66%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.66%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.66%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which rose 0.62% or 0.120 points to trade at 19.485 at the close. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) added 0.36% or 0.29 points to end at 80.07 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) was up 0.04% or 0.02 points to 50.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ), which lost 1.71% or 1.19 points to trade at 68.43 in late trade. Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) declined 1.65% or 3.90 points to end at 232.25 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) shed 1.29% or 1.50 points to 115.05.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which rose 2.75% to 9.99, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was up 2.07% to settle at 11.830 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which gained 1.96% to close at 53.020.

The worst performers were Klepierre (PA: LOIM ) which was down 2.78% to 37.07 in late trade, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which lost 2.05% to settle at 5.360 and Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which was down 1.95% to 54.34 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 340 to 262 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.55% to 13.48.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.15% or 1.97 to $1282.17 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.90% or 0.43 to hit $47.23 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.16% or 0.58 to trade at $49.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1252, while EUR/GBP fell 0.58% to 0.8709.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.78.

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