Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.36%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 1.36%, while the MDAX index fell 0.76%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which fell 0.12% or 0.011 points to trade at 9.481 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) fell 0.26% or 0.023 points to end at 8.885 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was down 0.40% or 0.90 points to 224.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which lost 3.08% or 4.96 points to trade at 156.06 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 2.78% or 5.55 points to end at 194.30 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) shed 2.22% or 2.45 points to 108.15.

The top performers on the MDAX were Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which rose 1.55% to 111.100, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 0.61% to settle at 68.820 and STADA Arzneimittel VNA O.N. (DE: STAGn ) which gained 0.57% to close at 80.960.

The worst performers were Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which was down 2.89% to 44.320 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 2.54% to settle at 113.20 and Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 2.31% to 49.90 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 3.16% to 15.015, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 2.02% to settle at 98.250 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 1.93% to close at 95.200.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 2.63% to 12.790 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which lost 2.36% to settle at 62.100 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 2.04% to 41.240 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 525 to 220 and 45 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 16.06% to 15.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.20% or 2.60 to $1281.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.28% or 0.18 to hit $65.03 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.44% or 1.06 to trade at $74.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1604, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8763.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.50.

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