Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.14%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Media , Chemicals and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.14%, while the MDAX index lost 0.79%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 5.51% or 1.020 points to trade at 19.545 at the close. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) added 5.23% or 0.421 points to end at 8.470 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was up 1.51% or 2.55 points to 171.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which lost 1.31% or 1.130 points to trade at 84.860 in late trade. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) declined 1.30% or 1.75 points to end at 133.20 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 0.97% or 1.15 points to 117.75.

The top performers on the MDAX were STADA Arzneimittel VNA O.N. (DE: STAGn ) which rose 2.12% to 65.050, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was up 1.81% to settle at 36.775 and Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which gained 1.59% to close at 69.590.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 5.91% to 4.55 in late trade, Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which lost 4.62% to settle at 62.980 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which was down 1.94% to 30.035 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 4.68% to 43.145, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was up 2.65% to settle at 52.590 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 1.46% to close at 82.500.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 3.19% to 12.275 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 2.30% to settle at 15.265 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 1.84% to 4.373 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 400 to 348 and 22 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.34% to 13.43.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.39% or 5.06 to $1292.44 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 4.36% or 2.10 to hit $46.09 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 3.41% or 1.71 to trade at $48.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1232, while EUR/GBP fell 0.50% to 0.8690.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 96.82.

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