Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.76%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Media , Technology and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Basic Resources and Chemicals sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.76%, while the MDAX index declined 0.15%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 0.69% or 0.450 points to trade at 65.710 at the close. Adidas AG NA O.N. (DE: ADSGN ) added 0.65% or 0.700 points to end at 107.850 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 0.64% or 0.080 points to 12.570 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 4.32% or 0.725 points to trade at 16.075 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 3.94% or 0.855 points to end at 20.830 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 2.84% or 0.264 points to 9.045.

The top performers on the MDAX were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which rose 4.86% to 45.050, Deutsche Euroshop AG O.N. (DE: DEQGn ) which was up 1.71% to settle at 40.515 and Kuka AG (DE: KU2G ) which gained 1.54% to close at 92.820.

The worst performers were Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which was down 3.61% to 33.400 in late trade, Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which lost 2.70% to settle at 38.975 and Salzgitter AG O.N. (DE: SZGG ) which was down 1.98% to 29.715 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which rose 4.12% to 45.830, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was up 2.93% to settle at 9.665 and Jenoptik AG O.N. (DE: JENG ) which gained 2.02% to close at 14.110.

The worst performers were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was down 2.56% to 34.600 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 1.49% to settle at 4.108 and Bechtle AG O.N. (DE: BC8G ) which was down 1.45% to 90.160 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 516 to 373 and 35 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.65% to 20.04.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 0.92% or 11.35 to $1241.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.65% or 0.72 to hit $43.01 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.98% or 0.44 to trade at $44.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.39% to 1.1267, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.7780.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.39% at 94.74.

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