Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 2.17%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 2.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Technology and Retail sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 2.17% to hit a new 52-week low, while the MDAX index declined 2.61%, and the TecDAX index lost 3.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 0.80% or 0.560 points to trade at 70.560 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 0.28% or 0.050 points to end at 18.175 and Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) was up 0.05% or 0.1000 points to 219.0000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 9.52% or 7.29 points to trade at 69.25 in late trade. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) declined 7.82% or 13.700 points to end at 161.600 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) shed 3.42% or 0.610 points to 17.245.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which rose 1.62% to 132.10, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 0.53% to settle at 33.98 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 0.10% to close at 38.840.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 8.17% to 85.380 in late trade, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which lost 7.69% to settle at 32.88 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 6.53% to 16.240 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 2.17% to 8.206, DWS Group GmbH & Co KgaA (DE: DWSG ) which was up 1.56% to settle at 23.77 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which gained 0.31% to close at 25.920.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 9.11% to 8.5840 in late trade, Koenig & Bauer AG ST O.N. (DE: SKBG ) which lost 8.17% to settle at 44.080 and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen O.N. (DE: HDDG ) which was down 7.31% to 1.9020 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 648 to 81 and 51 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.54% to 19.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.20% or 14.70 to $1235.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 4.29% or 2.97 to hit $66.20 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 4.41% or 3.52 to trade at $76.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1485, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8840.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 95.58.

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