Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Construction and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.17%, while the MDAX index declined 0.17%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which rose 4.21% or 0.492 points to trade at 12.178 at the close. SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) added 3.51% or 3.060 points to end at 90.210 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) was up 1.80% or 1.460 points to 82.780 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which lost 3.26% or 6.90 points to trade at 204.80 in late trade. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) declined 2.62% or 1.720 points to end at 63.900 and Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) shed 2.03% or 2.20 points to 106.28.

The top performers on the MDAX were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which rose 1.72% to 23.600, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was up 1.52% to settle at 46.620 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which gained 1.01% to close at 140.30.

The worst performers were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 3.41% to 32.280 in late trade, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which unchanged 2.95% to settle at 0.15 and Rational AG (BS: RAAd ) which was down 1.96% to 529.99 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which rose 3.71% to 95.100, GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was up 2.46% to settle at 13.320 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 1.94% to close at 9.770.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 6.46% to 17.460 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 3.39% to settle at 20.540 and SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 3.08% to 33.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 381 to 294 and 98 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.51% to 15.05.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.51% or 6.80 to $1330.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.20% or 0.14 to hit $68.50 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $74.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.2225, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8746.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 90.63.

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