Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.06%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Resources , Retail and Software sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.06%, while the MDAX index lost 0.28%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which rose 3.87% or 0.410 points to trade at 11.006 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 1.28% or 2.20 points to end at 173.54 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 1.20% or 0.240 points to 20.230 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 6.06% or 1.410 points to trade at 21.840 in late trade. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) declined 5.96% or 5.07 points to end at 79.97 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.66% or 0.190 points to 11.280.

The top performers on the MDAX were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which rose 1.98% to 86.340, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 1.47% to settle at 51.22 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which gained 1.16% to close at 113.80.

The worst performers were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 3.74% to 74.120 in late trade, Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE: B4B ) which lost 3.68% to settle at 11.2500 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 1.99% to 43.24 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 9.41% to 9.696, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was up 4.73% to settle at 110.700 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 3.70% to close at 14.560.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 4.42% to 18.830 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 2.55% to settle at 12.600 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 2.28% to 3.943 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 358 to 338 and 76 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.37% to 14.71.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 2.00% or 26.40 to $1291.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.34% or 0.24 to hit $70.72 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.52 to trade at $78.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.1856, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.8776.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 93.03.

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