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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.20%

Published 08/07/2019, 18:15
Updated 08/07/2019, 18:15
© Reuters.  Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.20% – Germany equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.20%, while the MDAX index lost 0.16%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE:ADSGN), which rose 1.03% or 2.85 points to trade at 280.00 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) added 0.68% or 0.30 points to end at 44.45 and Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) was up 0.59% or 0.900 points to 152.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn), which lost 5.32% or 0.382 points to trade at 6.793 in late trade. Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG) declined 1.87% or 1.78 points to end at 93.24 and Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) shed 1.12% or 0.68 points to 60.03.

The top performers on the MDAX were Knorr-Bremse AG (DE:KBX) which rose 2.01% to 94.10, Zalando SE (DE:ZALG) which was up 1.70% to settle at 41.20 and Lanxess AG (DE:LXSG) which gained 1.52% to close at 53.320.

The worst performers were Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE:FPEG_p) which was down 4.43% to 34.520 in late trade, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE:NOEJ) which lost 3.90% to settle at 35.000 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was down 3.60% to 87.0000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which rose 1.41% to 36.7600, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which was up 1.21% to settle at 70.900 and Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which gained 0.66% to close at 30.500.

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The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was down 3.60% to 87.000 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE:AIXGn) which lost 2.93% to settle at 8.3380 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was down 2.39% to 14.290 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 376 to 295 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.22% to 13.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.55 to $1398.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.75% or 0.43 to hit $57.94 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.35 to trade at $64.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1216, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8961.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 96.950.

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