Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.41%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Retail and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.41%, while the MDAX index lost 1.10%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 0.65% or 0.530 points to trade at 82.580 at the close. SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) added 0.62% or 0.590 points to end at 95.600 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 0.54% or 0.120 points to 22.305 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which lost 1.95% or 1.810 points to trade at 91.050 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 1.92% or 3.65 points to end at 186.85 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 1.39% or 3.00 points to 213.05.

The top performers on the MDAX were Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which rose 0.27% to 16.910, Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which was up 0.26% to settle at 34.145 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which gained 0.19% to close at 106.15.

The worst performers were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 13.02% to 66.90 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 3.24% to settle at 56.500 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was down 3.08% to 111.800 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which rose 3.20% to 68.120, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was up 2.02% to settle at 4.594 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 2.00% to close at 73.930.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 5.62% to 20.575 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 4.51% to settle at 35.800 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 3.32% to 247.50 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 552 to 203 and 35 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 11.50% to 12.24.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.55% or 7.09 to $1290.09 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.31% or 0.68 to hit $51.36 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.63% or 0.95 to trade at $57.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1839, while EUR/GBP rose 0.69% to 0.8988.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 93.04.

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