Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.46%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Food & Beverages and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.46%, while the MDAX index fell 0.26%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.85%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 1.09% or 0.660 points to trade at 61.420 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 0.51% or 0.145 points to end at 28.770 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 0.38% or 0.15 points to 39.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 2.12% or 0.340 points to trade at 15.710 in late trade. BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) declined 1.84% or 1.750 points to end at 93.350 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) shed 1.84% or 0.455 points to 24.260.

The top performers on the MDAX were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which rose 2.05% to 40.870, Alstria Office Reit-Ag (DE: AOXG ) which was up 1.49% to settle at 12.575 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 1.10% to close at 43.33.

The worst performers were Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which was down 2.10% to 30.805 in late trade, Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which lost 1.96% to settle at 61.910 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 1.63% to 37.160 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which rose 7.24% to 46.79, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was up 1.78% to settle at 34.605 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 1.60% to close at 88.380.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 5.60% to 12.480 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 5.38% to settle at 71.040 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 5.27% to 165.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 447 to 309 and 33 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 5.34% to 14.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.64% or 8.29 to $1295.59 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.65% or 0.97 to hit $57.98 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $63.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1916, while EUR/GBP fell 0.13% to 0.8936.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 92.72.

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