Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.12%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Media and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.12%, while the MDAX index declined 0.20%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 2.77% or 3.850 points to trade at 143.000 at the close. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) added 2.08% or 1.96 points to end at 96.16 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) was up 1.13% or 1.010 points to 90.480 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 4.09% or 0.332 points to trade at 7.782 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 2.24% or 0.410 points to end at 17.920 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) shed 1.84% or 0.915 points to 48.935.

The top performers on the MDAX were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which rose 4.58% to 24.000, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was up 2.30% to settle at 45.86 and Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which gained 1.71% to close at 39.240.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 5.73% to 76.360 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 5.06% to settle at 14.5350 and RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which was down 5.05% to 45.520 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which rose 5.06% to 13.900, Hornbach Holding VZO O.N. (DE: HBH ) which was up 3.62% to settle at 45.800 and Stabilus (DE: STAB ) which gained 2.47% to close at 62.20.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 11.17% to 0.12 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 4.34% to settle at 8.2000 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 4.27% to 16.820 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 361 to 322 and 93 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.71% to 17.14 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.20% or 2.55 to $1291.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.57% or 0.30 to hit $52.01 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.16 to trade at $61.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1384, while EUR/GBP fell 0.57% to 0.8794.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 95.787.

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