France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.12%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.12%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.12%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which rose 1.43% or 0.52 points to trade at 36.76 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) added 0.85% or 0.21 points to end at 24.94 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) was up 0.80% or 2.95 points to 371.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which lost 3.65% or 4.90 points to trade at 129.25 in late trade. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) declined 2.20% or 0.48 points to end at 21.57 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 1.98% or 0.302 points to 14.948.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA: PLOF ) which rose 3.95% to 22.89, SES (PA: SESFd ) which was up 2.76% to settle at 13.59 and Alstom SA (PA: ALSO ) which gained 2.34% to close at 42.37.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was down 4.44% to 11.62 in late trade, Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which lost 3.88% to settle at 361.40 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) which was down 3.65% to 129.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 328 to 229 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 5.64% to 13.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.32% or 18.45 to $1418.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.33% or 0.19 to hit $57.24 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.12% or 0.72 to trade at $63.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.1389, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8940.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 95.562.

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