Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.33%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Resources , Food & Beverages and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.33%, while the MDAX index fell 0.24%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.91%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 4.28% or 2.900 points to trade at 70.640 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 3.16% or 1.455 points to end at 47.570 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 0.93% or 0.061 points to 6.591 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which lost 2.54% or 3.00 points to trade at 115.22 in late trade. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) declined 2.14% or 3.200 points to end at 146.300 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 2.09% or 0.860 points to 40.230.

The top performers on the MDAX were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which rose 13.76% to 74.000, Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was up 1.70% to settle at 41.83 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which gained 1.51% to close at 6.514.

The worst performers were Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was down 6.02% to 35.90 in late trade, Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which lost 4.23% to settle at 65.700 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 3.27% to 2.307 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which rose 1.26% to 48.300, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was up 1.06% to settle at 29.480 and Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which gained 0.99% to close at 102.100.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 8.04% to 6.460 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 7.65% to settle at 12.08 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which was down 6.98% to 24.000 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 396 to 285 and 82 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.58% to 13.76.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.19% or 2.65 to $1409.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $60.40 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.29 to trade at $66.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1254, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8991.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 96.703.

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