Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.38%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.38%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Media , Retail and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.38%, while the MDAX index lost 0.10%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 1.39% or 0.206 points to trade at 15.072 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) added 0.94% or 0.660 points to end at 70.900 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) was up 0.84% or 0.70 points to 84.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 1.82% or 2.750 points to trade at 148.750 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 1.51% or 1.94 points to end at 126.14 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 1.49% or 0.650 points to 42.950.

The top performers on the MDAX were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which rose 2.29% to 29.440, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 1.97% to settle at 28.00 and Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which gained 1.56% to close at 125.16.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 5.33% to 87.0000 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 5.01% to settle at 13.4750 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 3.14% to 32.430 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 2.92% to 10.58, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was up 2.29% to settle at 29.440 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 1.96% to close at 46.900.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 4.95% to 87.325 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 3.14% to settle at 32.4300 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was down 3.12% to 29.820 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 406 to 282 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.40% to 15.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.42% or 5.95 to $1424.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $57.97 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.10 to trade at $64.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1359, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8954.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 95.773.

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