French shares drop 0.73 pct on Monday

PARIS, Nov. 13 -- French shares lost on Monday, with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 down 0.73 percent, or 39.09 points, to close at 5,341.63 points.

Among the 40 selected large companies, 38 lost in the day.

French retail giant Carrefour tumbled 2.54 percent, the top loser of the blue chips. Oil and gas firm Technipfmc was down 2.19 percent. French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi edged down 1.29 percent.

French company producing ophthalmic lenses, Essilor Intl. advanced 0.62 percent, the top gainer of the day. French multinational food-products corporation Danone gained 0.39 percent. Enditem