Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.41%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Software , Basic Resources and Media sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.41%, while the MDAX index lost 0.36%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 1.59% or 0.420 points to trade at 26.910 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) added 0.46% or 0.500 points to end at 109.550 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) was up 0.44% or 0.85 points to 192.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which lost 2.90% or 5.14 points to trade at 172.14 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 1.51% or 0.440 points to end at 28.700 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 1.24% or 2.80 points to 222.20.

The top performers on the MDAX were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which rose 3.17% to 32.860, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which was up 1.89% to settle at 12.96 and Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which gained 0.95% to close at 111.650.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 4.13% to 0.14 in late trade, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which lost 2.61% to settle at 57.800 and Airbus Group SE (F: AIRG ) which was down 2.40% to 90.610 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which rose 1.41% to 129.200, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was up 1.22% to settle at 124.70 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 1.18% to close at 19.800.

The worst performers were Software AG (DE: SOWG ) which was down 6.13% to 40.120 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which lost 2.17% to settle at 146.450 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 2.13% to 16.275 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 376 to 315 and 84 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.82% to 16.15.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.15% or 2.00 to $1349.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.37% or 0.92 to hit $66.47 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.23% or 0.89 to trade at $71.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.2372, while EUR/GBP fell 0.32% to 0.8634.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 89.21.

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