Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.26%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Food & Beverages , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.26%, while the MDAX index fell 0.46%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ), which rose 3.60% or 7.6000 points to trade at 218.9000 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 1.48% or 0.260 points to end at 17.855 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 1.37% or 1.80 points to 133.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 1.91% or 0.370 points to trade at 18.970 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 1.35% or 1.05 points to end at 76.54 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 1.14% or 1.64 points to 142.34.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which rose 4.19% to 33.80, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was up 3.41% to settle at 45.480 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 2.67% to close at 92.980.

The worst performers were Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which was down 6.08% to 42.510 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which lost 3.93% to settle at 117.400 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 2.88% to 25.60 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which rose 4.05% to 83.400, Vossloh AG (DE: VOSG ) which was up 2.76% to settle at 41.000 and Deutz AG (DE: DEZG ) which gained 2.74% to close at 6.185.

The worst performers were Sixt AG ST O.N. (DE: SIXG ) which was down 5.28% to 96.900 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 3.35% to settle at 14.700 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 3.09% to 10.340 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 422 to 275 and 80 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.54% to 19.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.06% or 0.70 to $1224.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.26% or 0.18 to hit $68.94 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0.26 to trade at $79.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.46% to 1.1461, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.8842.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 95.82.

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