Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.66%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.66%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Retail , Technology and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.66%, while the MDAX index fell 0.01%, and the TecDAX index declined 1.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 1.33% or 0.300 points to trade at 22.895 at the close. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) added 0.67% or 0.070 points to end at 10.545 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) was up 0.66% or 1.30 points to 196.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ), which lost 2.83% or 2.550 points to trade at 87.420 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 2.35% or 2.75 points to end at 114.10 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) shed 1.10% or 0.310 points to 27.760.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which rose 5.05% to 69.000, Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which was up 2.50% to settle at 15.360 and Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which gained 2.15% to close at 36.380.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 5.67% to 40.96 in late trade, Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which lost 2.06% to settle at 71.700 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 1.73% to 13.38 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which rose 1.77% to 96.770, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 1.48% to settle at 81.450 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 0.85% to close at 41.400.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 5.74% to 41.545 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 5.50% to settle at 8.260 and Qiagen NV (DE: QGEN ) which was down 4.17% to 27.900 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 448 to 310 and 35 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.49% to 12.54.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.43% or 5.49 to $1276.11 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.28% or 0.16 to hit $57.19 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.75% or 0.48 to trade at $63.79 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1588, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8806.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 94.80.

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