France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 2.01%

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© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 2.01%© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 2.01% – France stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the fell 2.01%, while the index lost 1.87%.

The best performers of the session on the were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:), which fell 0.03% or 0.01 points to trade at 36.74 at the close. Meanwhile, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:) fell 0.38% or 0.07 points to end at 16.95 and Societe Generale SA (PA:) was down 0.49% or 0.14 points to 28.42 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Orange SA (PA:), which fell 4.13% or 0.62 points to trade at 14.38 at the close. EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:) declined 3.26% or 4.60 points to end at 136.40 and Air Liquide SA (PA:) was down 2.80% or 3.45 points to 119.60.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Tarkett (PA:) which rose 2.03% to 13.58, Virbac SA (PA:) which was up 1.13% to settle at 224.00 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) which gained 0.98% to close at 55.640.

The worst performers were Orange SA (PA:) which was down 4.13% to 14.38 in late trade, Soitec SA (PA:) which lost 4.11% to settle at 92.050 and Dassault Aviation SA (PA:) which was down 3.32% to 1194.00 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 409 to 167 and 102 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 20.49% to 14.99 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 3.45 to $1469.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.34% or 0.74 to hit $55.91 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.93% or 0.56 to trade at $61.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.54% to 1.1075, while EUR/GBP rose 0.48% to 0.8562.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 97.845.

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