France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Financials , Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.04%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 1.01% or 0.98 points to trade at 98.48 at the close. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) added 0.66% or 1.95 points to end at 297.50 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) was up 0.61% or 0.08 points to 13.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 1.86% or 0.49 points to trade at 25.90 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 1.48% or 0.395 points to end at 26.285 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) shed 1.46% or 1.38 points to 92.96.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which rose 2.97% to 8.835, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was up 1.27% to settle at 151.80 and Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) which gained 1.20% to close at 130.85.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 4.11% to 8.582 in late trade, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which lost 3.42% to settle at 2.426 and Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was down 2.71% to 1.075 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 315 to 241 and 110 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 8.70% to 14.95 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.40% or 17.10 to $1201.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.65% or 1.79 to hit $65.84 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.14% or 1.56 to trade at $71.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1387, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8932.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.29.

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