Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.54%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.54%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Media and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.54%, while the MDAX index fell 0.37%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 0.47% or 0.75 points to trade at 161.10 at the close. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) added 0.44% or 0.370 points to end at 84.600 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 0.42% or 0.500 points to 119.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which lost 3.02% or 2.760 points to trade at 88.480 in late trade. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) declined 1.95% or 1.320 points to end at 66.320 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 1.88% or 1.420 points to 74.180.

The top performers on the MDAX were Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which rose 2.24% to 49.38, Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE: B4B ) which was up 2.20% to settle at 13.4700 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which gained 1.36% to close at 11.93.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 3.01% to 56.400 in late trade, Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which lost 2.92% to settle at 44.620 and Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE: AT1 ) which was down 2.13% to 7.580 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 2.88% to 20.740, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was up 1.92% to settle at 23.85 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 1.33% to close at 22.090.

The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 3.52% to 42.720 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 3.43% to settle at 10.840 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 2.91% to 53.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 434 to 267 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 7.75% to 15.58.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.61% or 7.40 to $1204.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.58% or 0.40 to hit $69.91 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.41% or 0.32 to trade at $77.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.52% to 1.1646, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.8964.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 94.81.

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