Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.35%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer & Cyclical and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.35%, while the MDAX index declined 1.26%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which rose 3.54% or 0.309 points to trade at 9.035 at the close. Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) added 1.65% or 3.15 points to end at 193.75 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 1.54% or 0.148 points to 9.753 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which lost 3.80% or 5.80 points to trade at 146.95 in late trade. Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) declined 3.41% or 2.420 points to end at 68.600 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) shed 3.31% or 0.700 points to 20.430.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which rose 1.56% to 123.90, Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which was up 1.20% to settle at 36.380 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which gained 0.91% to close at 18.265.

The worst performers were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 4.39% to 10.23 in late trade, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which lost 3.63% to settle at 54.450 and Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 3.38% to 71.550 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 1.80% to 19.780, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was up 0.31% to settle at 3.575 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which gained 0.26% to close at 57.750.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 6.20% to 18.558 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which lost 5.92% to settle at 107.300 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 4.56% to 87.950 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 434 to 275 and 71 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 5.19% to 16.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.08% or 1.00 to $1203.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.91% or 1.46 to hit $74.95 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.21% or 1.04 to trade at $85.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1504, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 95.45.

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