France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.93%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.93%

Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.93%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which rose 1.30% or 1.22 points to trade at 94.92 at the close. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) added 0.56% or 0.37 points to end at 65.98 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) was up 0.53% or 0.28 points to 52.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 6.69% or 0.870 points to trade at 12.125 in late trade. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) declined 4.65% or 3.60 points to end at 73.76 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) shed 3.21% or 1.06 points to 32.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which rose 1.39% to 38.57, Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) which was up 1.30% to settle at 94.92 and BIC (PA: BICP ) which gained 1.07% to close at 90.00.

The worst performers were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was down 8.74% to 31.100 in late trade, STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which lost 6.69% to settle at 12.125 and Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was down 5.79% to 74.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 458 to 139 and 85 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 11.43% to 18.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.24% or 2.90 to $1203.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.08% or 0.65 to hit $60.84 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.21% or 0.85 to trade at $71.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.79% to 1.1246, while EUR/GBP rose 0.18% to 0.8751.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.63% at 97.34.

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