Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.35%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.35%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Telecoms and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.35%, while the MDAX index lost 0.32%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 0.95% or 0.067 points to trade at 7.145 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 0.76% or 0.600 points to end at 79.490 and Deutsche Boerse AG Z.UMT. (DE: DB11 ) was up 0.55% or 0.45 points to 81.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 3.72% or 0.665 points to trade at 17.195 in late trade. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) declined 2.27% or 0.194 points to end at 8.356 and Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ) shed 1.57% or 0.240 points to 15.050.

The top performers on the MDAX were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which rose 1.55% to 29.890, Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which was up 1.37% to settle at 74.760 and Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which gained 1.12% to close at 104.100.

The worst performers were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was down 4.71% to 64.800 in late trade, Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which lost 3.70% to settle at 32.900 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which was down 2.98% to 22.125 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were STRATEC Biomedical AG (DE: SBSG ) which rose 3.21% to 54.000, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was up 2.68% to settle at 105.30 and Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which gained 1.79% to close at 39.45.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 3.61% to 13.610 in late trade, S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which lost 1.91% to settle at 10.573 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.43% to 12.065 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 398 to 349 and 20 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 12.63% to 12.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.22% or 2.75 to $1232.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.51% or 0.25 to hit $49.06 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $51.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.0740, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8697.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 100.18.

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