France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.24%

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France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.24%
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Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.24%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which rose 2.74% or 0.60 points to trade at 22.53 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) added 1.76% or 0.23 points to end at 13.32 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) was up 1.02% or 0.43 points to 43.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ), which lost 2.10% or 0.120 points to trade at 5.604 in late trade. Technip (PA: TECF ) declined 1.95% or 1.05 points to end at 52.69 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) shed 1.42% or 0.61 points to 42.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Teleperformance (PA: ROCH ) which rose 8.95% to 89.82, Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was up 4.61% to settle at 25.175 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which gained 3.12% to close at 58.47.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 3.31% to 4.317 in late trade, Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which lost 3.11% to settle at 23.70 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ) which was down 2.10% to 5.604 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 373 to 263 and 120 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.21% to 20.50.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.20% or 2.65 to $1343.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.89% or 1.42 to hit $47.69 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.91% or 1.48 to trade at $49.40 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1317, while EUR/GBP fell 0.54% to 0.8614.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.06% at 94.54.

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