France shares lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.34%
Investing.com – France equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.34%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.30%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which rose 1.37% or 1.08 points to trade at 79.73 at the close. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) added 1.25% or 0.79 points to end at 64.00 and Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ) was up 1.24% or 0.063 points to 5.151 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Total SA (PA: TOTF ), which lost 1.50% or 0.70 points to trade at 46.05 in late trade. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) declined 1.42% or 3.40 points to end at 236.75 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) shed 1.05% or 0.63 points to 59.65.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which rose 2.25% to 6.3500, Eurazeo (PA: EURA ) which was up 2.21% to settle at 61.51 and Zodiac Aerospace (PA: ZODC ) which gained 2.09% to close at 22.75.
The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications (PA: ETL ) which was down 3.29% to 19.98 in late trade, Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which lost 3.08% to settle at 92.08 and SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 2.39% to 19.16 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 321 to 300 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 25.25% to 12.53.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.29% or 3.55 to $1233.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.53% or 0.26 to hit $49.05 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $51.75 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.0743, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8698.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 100.15.
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