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CAC 40 Down Almost 4% As French Markets Fall


France stocks were reduced after the close as losses into the Foods & Drugs, Gas & liquid and General Financial sectors led shares lower Monday.

The CAC 40 declined 3.74% to hit a brand new 1-month low, as the SBF 120 index destroyed 3.73% at the close in Paris.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which fell 0.67% or 0.09 points to trade at 13.34 at the close. Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) fell 1.48% or 2.05 points to get rid of at 136.50 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST) was down 1.50% or 2.40 points to 157.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were SA that is arcelorMittal:MT), which dropped 8.39% or 0.97 points to trade at 10.57 during the close. Renault SA (PA:RENA) declined 7.75% or 1.75 points to end at 20.88 and Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) was down 7.66% or 0.97 points to 11.66.

The performers that are top the SBF 120 had been Biomerieux SA (PA:BIOX) which rose 1.72% to 130.20, Suez SA (PA:SEVI) which was up 1.30% to settle at 14.84 and Rubis SCA (PA:RUBF) which gained 0.67% to close at 36.14.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which was down 11.37% to 17.784 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which lost 11.25% to settle at 5.63 and CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was down 10.51% to 0.615 at the close.

Dropping stocks outnumbered ones that are advancing the Paris stock market by 512 to 73 and 63 ended unchanged.

Shares in Societe Generale SA (PA:SOGN) fell to lows that are 5-year falling 7.66% or 0.97 to 11.66. Shares in Vallourec (PA:VLLP) fell to lows that are 5-year down 11.37% or 2.281 to 17.784. Shares in CGG SA (PA:GEPH) fell to okay time lows; falling 10.51% or 0.072 to 0.615.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the volatility that is implied of 40 choices, was up 18.55% to 26.50.

Gold Futures for delivery was down 2.73% or 53.65 to $1908.45 a troy ounce December. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 4.45% or 1.84 hitting $39.48 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 3.82% or 1.65 to trade at $41.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.81% to 1.1741, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.9179.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.87% at 93.763. France stocks were reduced after the close as losses mount.


Justin N. Richards

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