© Reuters.  France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.37%© Reuters. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.37%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology, Consumer Goods and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 0.37%, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Engie SA (PA:ENGIE), which rose 1.31% or 0.17 points to trade at 13.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) added 1.04% or 0.14 points to end at 13.65 and Sodexo (PA:EXHO) was up 0.94% or 0.84 points to 90.46 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Atos SE (PA:ATOS), which fell 6.74% or 8.30 points to trade at 114.85 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) declined 2.32% or 0.470 points to end at 19.800 and L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) was down 1.60% or 3.40 points to 208.50.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which rose 3.72% to 53.000, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was up 2.04% to settle at 32.000 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) which gained 1.31% to close at 13.55.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which was down 6.74% to 114.85 in late trade, Ingenico Group (PA:INGC) which lost 3.66% to settle at 74.28 and SES (PA:SESFd) which was down 3.56% to 15.30 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 310 to 241 and 110 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.08% to 13.53.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.69% or 8.50 to $1222.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.63% or 0.43 to hit $67.83 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.23 to trade at $72.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1694, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8928.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 94.42.

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