Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.12%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Insurance , Consumer & Cyclical and Construction sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 1.12%, while the MDAX index lost 1.07%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 3.68% or 0.328 points to trade at 9.230 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 0.77% or 0.145 points to end at 19.045 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 0.47% or 0.90 points to 190.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which lost 4.14% or 0.480 points to trade at 11.115 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 3.78% or 0.585 points to end at 14.880 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) shed 2.96% or 5.90 points to 193.40.

The top performers on the MDAX were Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which rose 1.72% to 60.390, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was up 1.49% to settle at 19.100 and Alstria Office Reit-Ag (DE: AOXG ) which gained 1.10% to close at 12.440.

The worst performers were Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which was down 6.73% to 45.010 in late trade, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which lost 3.44% to settle at 11.80 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 2.81% to 54.300 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 1.78% to 67.500, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 1.03% to settle at 38.115 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which lost 0.25% to close at 64.800.

The worst performers were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 5.76% to 41.810 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 4.65% to settle at 86.490 and S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which was down 4.58% to 16.669 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 575 to 193 and 24 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 15.66% to 14.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.22% or 15.38 to $1277.98 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.39% or 0.19 to hit $49.36 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.31 to trade at $52.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.12% to 1.1738, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.9033.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 93.53.

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