Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.55%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Resources and Construction sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.55%, while the MDAX index fell 0.75%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 1.33% or 0.260 points to trade at 19.785 at the close. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) added 1.08% or 0.099 points to end at 9.253 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) was up 0.82% or 0.450 points to 55.580 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which lost 2.38% or 0.520 points to trade at 21.310 in late trade. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) declined 2.18% or 1.500 points to end at 67.300 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) shed 1.82% or 3.40 points to 183.55.

The top performers on the MDAX were Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which rose 8.77% to 7.764, Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which was up 1.43% to settle at 19.100 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which gained 1.24% to close at 27.84.

The worst performers were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 4.03% to 33.59 in late trade, Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which lost 3.29% to settle at 149.70 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 3.10% to 42.150 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which rose 3.44% to 286.00, Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which was up 3.33% to settle at 68.300 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which gained 3.04% to close at 54.20.

The worst performers were Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was down 4.76% to 31.980 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 4.64% to settle at 10.585 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 4.32% to 19.040 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 496 to 232 and 53 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 8.13% to 19.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.82% or 10.30 to $1244.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.31% or 0.23 to hit $73.92 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.79% or 1.42 to trade at $77.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.67% to 1.1606, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8840.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 94.79.

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