Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.48%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Software , Retail and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.48%, while the MDAX index lost 0.33%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which rose 2.90% or 0.308 points to trade at 10.936 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 1.05% or 0.230 points to end at 22.170 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 0.98% or 0.088 points to 9.091 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which lost 2.85% or 2.940 points to trade at 100.200 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 1.93% or 0.450 points to end at 22.920 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 1.89% or 0.185 points to 9.609.

The top performers on the MDAX were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which rose 4.53% to 33.200, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was up 2.33% to settle at 58.00 and Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which gained 1.69% to close at 37.800.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 3.54% to 43.550 in late trade, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which lost 3.45% to settle at 49.24 and Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which was down 3.41% to 44.700 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 1.53% to 12.310, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 1.06% to settle at 17.720 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 0.37% to close at 9.682.

The worst performers were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 5.58% to 46.740 in late trade, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which lost 3.71% to settle at 40.450 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 3.69% to 114.700 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 406 to 297 and 72 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 7.39% to 15.05.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.40 to $1221.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.99% or 1.37 to hit $70.06 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.75 to trade at $75.51 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.1714, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8918.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 94.09.

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