Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.19%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology , Insurance and Software sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 1.19%, while the MDAX index declined 0.93%, and the TecDAX index declined 1.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which rose 0.46% or 0.260 points to trade at 57.360 at the close. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) added 0.43% or 0.28 points to end at 65.61 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 0.41% or 0.080 points to 19.390 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 2.67% or 3.700 points to trade at 134.850 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 2.39% or 0.450 points to end at 18.355 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) shed 2.18% or 1.600 points to 71.720.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which rose 1.72% to 36.70, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was up 1.51% to settle at 33.030 and Alstria Office Reit-Ag (DE: AOXG ) which gained 1.48% to close at 12.360.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 16.88% to 17.530 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 3.77% to settle at 80.66 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 3.59% to 22.02 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which rose 2.46% to 75.100, Bertrandt AG (DE: BDTG ) which was up 2.23% to settle at 75.700 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 2.12% to close at 33.760.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 6.41% to 8.610 in late trade, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which lost 5.26% to settle at 54.000 and Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which was down 5.14% to 27.6600 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 536 to 169 and 70 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 9.75% to 20.15.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.29% or 3.60 to $1243.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.24% or 0.13 to hit $53.38 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.15 to trade at $62.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1350, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8908.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.955.

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