Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.14%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Media and Construction sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 1.14%, while the MDAX index declined 1.58%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde PLC (DE: LINI ), which rose 2.06% or 2.900 points to trade at 144.000 at the close. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 1.47% or 1.380 points to end at 95.140 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 0.99% or 0.41 points to 41.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 6.24% or 1.323 points to trade at 19.887 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 4.72% or 6.45 points to end at 130.10 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 4.52% or 2.300 points to 48.580.

The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which rose 3.58% to 462.50, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was up 3.23% to settle at 3.647 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 1.90% to close at 118.000.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 8.07% to 79.320 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which lost 7.08% to settle at 103.700 and Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which was down 6.76% to 53.750 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which rose 9.25% to 67.900, Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE: SAEG ) which was up 2.56% to settle at 40.000 and Befesa SA (DE: BFSA ) which gained 2.03% to close at 37.70.

The worst performers were Stabilus (DE: STAB ) which was down 6.69% to 60.65 in late trade, Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which lost 6.13% to settle at 33.060 and Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which was down 6.09% to 3.77 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 493 to 224 and 60 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.16% to 18.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.28% or 3.50 to $1243.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.08% or 0.04 to hit $52.91 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.36% or 0.22 to trade at $61.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1326, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8936.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.012.

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