Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.23%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.23%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financial Services , Retail and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.23%, while the MDAX index fell 0.88%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde PLC (DE: LINI ), which rose 2.12% or 3.600 points to trade at 173.700 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 1.94% or 0.440 points to end at 23.070 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 1.69% or 0.162 points to 9.755 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which lost 4.67% or 2.23 points to trade at 45.49 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 2.93% or 0.180 points to end at 5.958 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) shed 2.52% or 3.750 points to 145.050.

The top performers on the MDAX were Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which rose 1.19% to 35.82, Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which was up 1.18% to settle at 44.620 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 1.16% to close at 28.810.

The worst performers were Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which was down 7.73% to 39.150 in late trade, Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which lost 3.28% to settle at 20.660 and Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which was down 3.23% to 22.74 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 4.65% to 10.80, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was up 1.19% to settle at 35.82 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 1.16% to close at 28.8100.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 4.78% to 22.320 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 3.61% to settle at 12.280 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 2.52% to 145.050 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 382 to 317 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.46% to 16.25.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.66% or 8.85 to $1342.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.25% or 0.13 to hit $51.55 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.05 to trade at $60.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.66% to 1.1293, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8886.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 96.830.

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