France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.92%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.92%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.92% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which rose 0.30% or 0.21 points to trade at 69.22 at the close. Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) fell 0.48% or 0.07 points to end at 14.43 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) was down 0.96% or 0.14 points to 14.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 5.60% or 1.57 points to trade at 26.45 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 5.04% or 1.380 points to end at 25.980 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) shed 4.59% or 0.925 points to 19.235.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which rose 1.79% to 1.082, Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was up 1.33% to settle at 74.86 and Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which gained 0.80% to close at 20.14.

The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications (PA: ETL ) which was down 6.21% to 16.53 in late trade, Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which lost 6.10% to settle at 49.580 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which was down 5.60% to 26.45 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 412 to 170 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 24.12% to 16.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.26% or 3.30 to $1267.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.51% or 0.35 to hit $68.23 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.54% or 1.16 to trade at $74.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.1694, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8814.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 94.03.

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