Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.15%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Food & Beverages and Retail sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.15% to hit a new 1-month low, while the MDAX index fell 0.38%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 2.44% or 0.580 points to trade at 24.330 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.84% or 0.850 points to end at 47.090 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) was up 1.81% or 1.240 points to 69.620 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 2.88% or 1.71 points to trade at 57.59 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 2.31% or 0.445 points to end at 18.785 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 1.46% or 0.690 points to 46.430.

The top performers on the MDAX were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which rose 1.65% to 27.120, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which was up 1.52% to settle at 41.380 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which gained 1.52% to close at 80.160.

The worst performers were Fraport AG (DE: FRAG ) which was down 7.08% to 67.760 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 4.36% to settle at 13.3900 and Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 4.33% to 33.16 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which rose 1.95% to 8.895, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was up 1.30% to settle at 77.650 and Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which gained 0.68% to close at 35.280.

The worst performers were S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which was down 4.72% to 21.40 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 3.45% to settle at 12.590 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 3.45% to 43.600 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 484 to 225 and 69 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.59% to 17.94.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.85% or 11.15 to $1329.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $58.98 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.17 to trade at $66.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1323, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8590.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 95.980.

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