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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.38%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Financials sectors

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.38%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.31%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST), which rose 2.10% or 2.30 points to trade at 112.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) added 0.89% or 0.20 points to end at 22.59 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was up 0.88% or 0.66 points to 76.06 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN), which fell 2.78% or 0.73 points to trade at 25.75 at the close. Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) declined 2.73% or 0.74 points to end at 26.36 and Renault SA (PA:RENA) was down 2.07% or 1.27 points to 60.14.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which rose 3.35% to 12.030, Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which was up 3.16% to settle at 50.300 and Nexity (PA:NEXI) which gained 2.93% to close at 41.44.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which was down 7.16% to 1.440 in late trade, Technicolor (PA:TCH) which lost 4.16% to settle at 0.933 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was down 4.07% to 23.080 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 331 to 243 and 94 ended unchanged.

Shares in Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) fell to 5-year lows; falling 2.78% or 0.73 to 25.75. Shares in Vallourec (PA:VLLP) fell to 5-year lows; losing 7.16% or 0.111 to 1.440.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.87% to 14.18.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.28% or 3.75 to $1318.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.74% or 0.96 to hit $54.30 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.27 to trade at $62.48 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1436, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8760.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 95.558.