Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.07%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Construction , Software and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 1.07%, while the MDAX index lost 0.24%, and the TecDAX index fell 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ), which rose 2.75% or 5.7000 points to trade at 213.2000 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) added 1.45% or 1.600 points to end at 111.950 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 1.34% or 1.04 points to 78.42 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which lost 8.88% or 5.560 points to trade at 57.080 in late trade. SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) declined 5.78% or 5.800 points to end at 94.540 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) shed 4.34% or 0.825 points to 18.190.

The top performers on the MDAX were Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which rose 3.50% to 38.110, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was up 2.60% to settle at 26.830 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which gained 2.59% to close at 46.760.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 7.30% to 92.000 in late trade, K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which lost 3.31% to settle at 17.395 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 3.23% to 46.200 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Sixt AG ST O.N. (DE: SIXG ) which rose 12.64% to 102.500, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was up 9.99% to settle at 0.14 and Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (DE: BVB ) which gained 3.89% to close at 9.080.

The worst performers were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) which was down 5.78% to 94.540 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 5.76% to settle at 9.3500 and Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which was down 5.35% to 82.250 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 416 to 305 and 58 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.87% to 17.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.40% or 4.90 to $1232.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.87% or 0.61 to hit $69.14 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.66 to trade at $79.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1480, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8792.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 95.51.

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