France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.48%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.48%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.48%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 1.27% or 0.360 points to trade at 28.795 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) added 0.53% or 0.11 points to end at 20.97 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) was up 0.44% or 0.09 points to 19.61 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which lost 2.01% or 1.26 points to trade at 61.40 in late trade. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) declined 1.66% or 0.325 points to end at 19.275 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) shed 1.56% or 1.02 points to 64.47.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 4.53% to 5.010, Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which was up 3.32% to settle at 24.920 and Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which gained 2.75% to close at 29.88.

The worst performers were Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 5.30% to 42.500 in late trade, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which lost 2.60% to settle at 149.80 and BIC (PA: BICP ) which was down 2.49% to 84.10 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 327 to 265 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.97% to 17.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.50% or 6.80 to $1349.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.15% or 0.71 to hit $62.26 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.85% or 0.55 to trade at $65.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.2405, while EUR/GBP rose 0.32% to 0.8857.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 89.12.

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