Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.21%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Retail and Media sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.21%, while the MDAX index lost 0.91%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 1.23% or 0.106 points to trade at 8.746 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 0.98% or 0.660 points to end at 68.200 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 0.76% or 0.135 points to 17.825 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which lost 3.88% or 0.720 points to trade at 17.845 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 2.82% or 4.20 points to end at 144.55 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 2.49% or 1.500 points to 58.660.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which rose 17.10% to 106.63, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was up 2.85% to settle at 37.16 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which gained 2.16% to close at 26.000.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 5.05% to 80.180 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which lost 4.15% to settle at 111.000 and Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 3.90% to 35.94 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which rose 7.33% to 53.450, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was up 7.14% to settle at 120.00 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 1.84% to close at 21.080.

The worst performers were Grenke N AG (DE: GLJn ) which was down 9.02% to 78.70 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 6.35% to settle at 14.150 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 6.04% to 10.8950 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 402 to 307 and 70 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.25% to 19.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1231.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.32% or 0.20 to hit $63.34 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.43% or 0.31 to trade at $73.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1395, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8753.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.23.

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