Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.25%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Media , Basic Resources and Financial Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.25%, while the MDAX index lost 0.64%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 1.48% or 0.190 points to trade at 13.050 at the close. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) added 1.40% or 0.84 points to end at 61.04 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 0.69% or 0.066 points to 9.669 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 3.73% or 5.000 points to trade at 129.000 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 1.56% or 2.36 points to end at 149.02 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.49% or 0.113 points to 7.479.

The top performers on the MDAX were Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which rose 10.11% to 39.31, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 2.71% to settle at 34.050 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which gained 2.37% to close at 23.36.

The worst performers were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 7.97% to 41.820 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 5.54% to settle at 13.4650 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 3.63% to 20.150 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 2.71% to 34.0500, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was up 1.64% to settle at 2.847 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 1.23% to close at 32.900.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 3.73% to 129.000 in late trade, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which lost 2.86% to settle at 36.06 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 2.61% to 44.860 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 426 to 280 and 73 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.71% to 14.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.03% or 0.35 to $1279.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.17% or 0.11 to hit $65.78 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.33 to trade at $74.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1136, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8633.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.868.

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