Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.29%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Media , Software and Retail sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.29%, while the MDAX index lost 0.43%, and the TecDAX index declined 1.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 3.04% or 3.85 points to trade at 130.35 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 1.36% or 1.94 points to end at 144.12 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) was up 1.24% or 0.245 points to 20.070 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 2.75% or 3.850 points to trade at 135.900 in late trade. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) declined 2.39% or 2.160 points to end at 88.320 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) shed 1.37% or 0.275 points to 19.855.

The top performers on the MDAX were Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which rose 2.70% to 3.389, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 2.67% to settle at 36.14 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which gained 2.45% to close at 33.420.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 6.02% to 18.825 in late trade, Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which lost 4.99% to settle at 65.650 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was down 4.12% to 100.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Metro AG ST O.N. (DE: CECG ) which rose 2.70% to 3.389, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was up 2.67% to settle at 30.780 and Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which gained 2.59% to close at 73.150.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 6.71% to 9.240 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 5.85% to settle at 9.18 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 4.44% to 237.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 435 to 263 and 83 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.47% to 20.34.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.10% or 1.35 to $1290.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.72% or 0.37 to hit $51.22 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.01% or 0.61 to trade at $59.87 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1478, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8913.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.137.

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