France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.76%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.76%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Utilities , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.76%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which rose 0.94% or 1.44 points to trade at 154.10 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 0.55% or 0.110 points to end at 20.150 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) was up 0.41% or 0.45 points to 110.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 3.60% or 2.78 points to trade at 74.42 in late trade. Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) declined 2.60% or 2.90 points to end at 108.65 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 2.44% or 0.68 points to 27.19.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Getlink SE (PA: GETP ) which rose 2.80% to 13.050, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was up 2.45% to settle at 1.592 and ICADE (PA: ICAD ) which gained 2.35% to close at 74.00.

The worst performers were Ipsos (PA: ISOS ) which was down 6.09% to 21.60 in late trade, Ipsen (PA: IPN ) which lost 6.07% to settle at 109.00 and Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was down 5.06% to 360.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 367 to 214 and 80 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.87% to 16.11.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.37% or 4.85 to $1302.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 3.73% or 2.00 to hit $51.69 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 3.13% or 1.93 to trade at $59.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1439, while EUR/GBP rose 0.46% to 0.8684.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 95.343.

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