France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.44%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.44%, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 9.28% or 2.19 points to trade at 25.78 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 5.16% or 0.630 points to end at 12.850 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) was up 4.72% or 3.36 points to 74.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ), which lost 3.06% or 3.35 points to trade at 106.15 in late trade. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) declined 1.69% or 1.85 points to end at 107.85 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) shed 1.37% or 0.86 points to 61.74.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which rose 12.37% to 8.905, Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was up 8.87% to settle at 43.06 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which gained 9.28% to close at 25.78.

The worst performers were SEB SA (PA: SEBF ) which was down 4.44% to 118.30 in late trade, Thales (PA: TCFP ) which lost 3.35% to settle at 111.05 and Remy Cointreau (PA: RCOP ) which was down 3.09% to 100.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 365 to 223 and 84 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 13.27% to 22.96 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.14% or 1.70 to $1230.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.62% or 0.42 to hit $67.17 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.23% or 0.18 to trade at $77.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1383, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8891.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 96.40.

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