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 Monday, as losses in the Technology , Construction and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.40%, while the MDAX index lost 0.80%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which rose 1.60% or 2.90 points to trade at 183.90 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 0.80% or 0.72 points to end at 90.51 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 0.73% or 0.28 points to 39.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.66% or 0.600 points to trade at 21.925 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 1.56% or 0.160 points to end at 10.095 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) shed 1.33% or 2.60 points to 192.80.

The top performers on the MDAX were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which rose 2.60% to 36.535, Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which was up 1.53% to settle at 60.900 and LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which gained 1.23% to close at 88.000.

The worst performers were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 5.37% to 36.465 in late trade, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which lost 3.86% to settle at 3.24 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which was down 3.19% to 20.615 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which rose 8.13% to 51.860, Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which was up 4.74% to settle at 30.920 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 4.39% to close at 7.700.

The worst performers were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 12.06% to 78.260 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 12.02% to settle at 13.725 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 4.75% to 13.935 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 501 to 266 and 22 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.04% to 14.05.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.34% or 4.27 to $1278.47 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $56.81 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.41% or 0.26 to trade at $63.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1657, while EUR/GBP rose 0.66% to 0.8900.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 94.48.

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