Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.64%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Food & Beverages , Construction and Chemicals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.64%, while the MDAX index lost 0.90%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 1.39% or 1.600 points to trade at 116.950 at the close. Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) added 0.73% or 0.80 points to end at 111.04 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) was up 0.32% or 0.280 points to 87.200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ), which lost 2.65% or 2.270 points to trade at 83.500 in late trade. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) declined 2.57% or 1.480 points to end at 56.130 and Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) shed 2.03% or 4.3000 points to 207.9000.

The top performers on the MDAX were Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which rose 1.78% to 27.38, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was up 1.29% to settle at 26.700 and Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which gained 0.78% to close at 41.600.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 5.93% to 50.750 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 3.44% to settle at 37.00 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 3.40% to 11.21 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 2.33% to 182.450, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 1.35% to settle at 9.880 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which gained 1.21% to close at 75.500.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 6.60% to 28.320 in late trade, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which lost 3.40% to settle at 24.40 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 3.22% to 41.460 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 469 to 231 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 6.88% to 14.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.30 to $1205.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.19% or 1.55 to hit $72.33 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.76% or 2.16 to trade at $80.40 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1773, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8969.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 93.68.

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