Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.61%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Food & Beverages and Chemicals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 1.61%, while the MDAX index lost 1.20%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 2.72% or 3.800 points to trade at 143.750 at the close. Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) added 0.50% or 0.076 points to end at 15.286 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 0.38% or 0.18 points to 47.44 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which lost 4.80% or 0.862 points to trade at 17.112 in late trade. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) declined 3.78% or 1.845 points to end at 46.965 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 3.12% or 0.390 points to 12.115.

The top performers on the MDAX were Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which rose 2.92% to 34.5400, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was up 1.35% to settle at 28.580 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which gained 1.02% to close at 2.869.

The worst performers were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 5.95% to 27.51 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which lost 5.63% to settle at 68.440 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which was down 4.24% to 7.346 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which rose 2.92% to 34.540, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 2.72% to settle at 143.750 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 1.35% to close at 28.580.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 5.63% to 68.440 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 4.84% to settle at 10.1150 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) which was down 4.80% to 17.112 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 551 to 158 and 69 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 14.22% to 17.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.07% or 0.85 to $1276.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.32% or 0.20 to hit $63.12 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.14% or 0.10 to trade at $72.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1165, while EUR/GBP rose 0.08% to 0.8776.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 97.775.

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