Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.45%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Media , Food & Beverages and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.45%, while the MDAX index fell 0.36%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which rose 1.21% or 2.40 points to trade at 201.00 at the close. Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) added 0.98% or 1.82 points to end at 187.02 and Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) was up 0.76% or 0.78 points to 103.52 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which lost 3.31% or 2.500 points to trade at 73.120 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 2.77% or 4.00 points to end at 140.20 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 2.55% or 1.420 points to 54.360.

The top performers on the MDAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which rose 5.36% to 8.811, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was up 4.75% to settle at 54.050 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which gained 4.22% to close at 32.320.

The worst performers were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 14.00% to 17.7500 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 13.04% to settle at 92.73 and RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which was down 7.47% to 52.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Corestate Capital Holding SA (DE: CCAG ) which rose 7.89% to 41.0000, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was up 6.87% to settle at 12.14 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 4.14% to close at 9.498.

The worst performers were Heidelberger Druckmaschinen O.N. (DE: HDDG ) which was down 10.25% to 1.7950 in late trade, Wacker Neuson NA O.N. (DE: WACGn ) which lost 8.13% to settle at 19.660 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 5.87% to 118.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 358 to 356 and 67 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 10.10% to 17.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 2.40 to $1223.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.88% or 0.54 to hit $61.13 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.19% or 0.86 to trade at $71.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1408, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8704.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 96.16.

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