Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.15%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Food & Beverages , Consumer & Cyclical and Financial Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.15%, while the MDAX index lost 0.41%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which rose 1.32% or 0.123 points to trade at 9.476 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.14% or 0.780 points to end at 69.300 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 0.72% or 0.170 points to 23.890 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which lost 2.56% or 5.20 points to trade at 198.20 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 1.60% or 0.65 points to end at 40.05 and Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) shed 1.31% or 2.6500 points to 199.5500.

The top performers on the MDAX were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which rose 4.34% to 93.180, Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which was up 4.17% to settle at 117.400 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which gained 1.61% to close at 25.32.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 4.69% to 123.00 in late trade, Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which lost 2.08% to settle at 17.920 and Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was down 1.76% to 78.080 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which rose 2.00% to 6.375, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 1.85% to settle at 11.315 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 0.94% to close at 139.450.

The worst performers were Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which was down 7.33% to 72.050 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 5.23% to settle at 20.660 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was down 4.47% to 13.880 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 360 to 331 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.70% to 15.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1301.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.62% or 1.05 to hit $65.78 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.96% or 1.48 to trade at $76.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.36% to 1.1816, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8791.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 93.36.

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