Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.86%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.86%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Retail , Consumer & Cyclical and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.86%, while the MDAX index lost 1.64%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 1.01% or 0.64 points to trade at 64.00 at the close. Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) added 0.73% or 0.110 points to end at 15.215 and Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) was up 0.47% or 0.650 points to 139.950 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which lost 4.42% or 8.65 points to trade at 186.85 in late trade. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) declined 2.85% or 2.84 points to end at 96.72 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 2.83% or 0.261 points to 8.970.

The top performers on the MDAX were Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which rose 2.22% to 17.4800, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 1.84% to settle at 116.300 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which gained 1.57% to close at 21.370.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 11.63% to 22.56 in late trade, Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which lost 7.06% to settle at 424.25 and Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which was down 6.37% to 3.511 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Patrizia Immobilien AG (DE: PATGn ) which rose 2.20% to 17.690, KWS SAAT AG O.N. (DE: KWSG ) which was up 1.33% to settle at 267.00 and Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which unchanged 0.43% to close at 0.12.

The worst performers were HelloFresh SE (DE: HFGG ) which was down 10.43% to 6.53 in late trade, Kloeckner & Co SE NA (DE: KCOGn ) which lost 8.15% to settle at 6.2000 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 7.65% to 22.95 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 575 to 155 and 49 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.96% to 20.89.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.45% or 5.60 to $1247.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.87% or 0.96 to hit $50.51 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.88% or 0.53 to trade at $59.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1340, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8997.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.653.

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