Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.40%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Resources , Chemicals and Media sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.40%, while the MDAX index lost 0.23%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 3.19% or 2.220 points to trade at 71.780 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.47% or 0.720 points to end at 49.620 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 1.22% or 0.111 points to 9.224 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which lost 4.01% or 6.18 points to trade at 148.00 in late trade. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) declined 3.79% or 5.150 points to end at 130.650 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 3.40% or 4.85 points to 138.00.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which rose 16.31% to 39.29, Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was up 1.44% to settle at 28.100 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which gained 1.42% to close at 32.890.

The worst performers were Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which was down 4.87% to 79.340 in late trade, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which lost 4.70% to settle at 47.000 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 4.28% to 43.860 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which rose 4.22% to 48.900, Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was up 3.89% to settle at 29.920 and Rhoen Klinikum AG (DE: RHKG ) which gained 2.97% to close at 22.900.

The worst performers were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 7.71% to 33.50 in late trade, Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE: SAEG ) which lost 4.95% to settle at 38.400 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 4.70% to 47.000 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 369 to 317 and 96 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.73% to 19.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.86% or 10.60 to $1218.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.01% or 0.52 to hit $51.11 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.59 to trade at $59.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.42% to 1.1280, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8858.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 97.385.

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