Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.01%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Construction , Technology and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 1.01%, while the MDAX index fell 1.16%, and the TecDAX index fell 1.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 1.30% or 1.550 points to trade at 120.400 at the close. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) added 1.20% or 3.00 points to end at 252.80 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) was up 0.53% or 0.48 points to 91.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ), which lost 5.38% or 3.920 points to trade at 68.950 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 4.43% or 1.000 points to end at 21.570 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 3.55% or 0.435 points to 11.835.

The top performers on the MDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which rose 2.12% to 89.050, Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which was up 1.45% to settle at 20.0000 and Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which gained 0.60% to close at 40.200.

The worst performers were Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was down 8.58% to 119.40 in late trade, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which lost 5.66% to settle at 38.500 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 4.52% to 28.280 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which rose 2.12% to 89.050, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was up 1.69% to settle at 360.00 and Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which gained 1.45% to close at 20.000.

The worst performers were S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which was down 4.78% to 23.12 in late trade, Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which lost 4.11% to settle at 42.420 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 3.46% to 10.0500 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 579 to 134 and 66 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 15.36% to 16.22 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.18% or 2.35 to $1283.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $61.94 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $70.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1208, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8554.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.232.

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