Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.34%

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© Reuters. Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.34%© Reuters. Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.34% – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the fell 0.34%, while the index declined 0.54%, and the index lost 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bayer AG NA (DE:), which rose 3.42% or 2.30 points to trade at 69.58 at the close. Meanwhile, E.ON SE NA (DE:) added 1.44% or 0.128 points to end at 9.037 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE:) was up 1.38% or 1.450 points to 106.150 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:), which fell 2.64% or 0.472 points to trade at 17.378 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:) declined 2.24% or 0.149 points to end at 6.494 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:) was down 2.22% or 3.88 points to 170.70.

The top performers on the MDAX were Qiagen NV (DE:) which rose 2.99% to 26.9100, Drillisch AG (DE:) which was up 2.13% to settle at 23.980 and Scout24 AG (DE:) which gained 1.56% to close at 55.450.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE:) which was down 6.88% to 38.85 in late trade, Delivery Hero AG (DE:) which lost 4.74% to settle at 42.03 and Leoni AG (DE:) which was down 4.61% to 10.645 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:) which rose 6.05% to 11.740, Qiagen NV (DE:) which was up 2.99% to settle at 26.910 and Drillisch AG (DE:) which gained 2.13% to close at 23.980.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE:) which was down 3.34% to 40.2100 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE:) which lost 3.29% to settle at 8.1800 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:) which was down 2.64% to 17.378 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 407 to 269 and 80 ended unchanged.

Shares in Scout24 AG (DE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.56% or 0.850 to 55.450.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.14% to 14.21.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.19% or 17.75 to $1514.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.42% or 0.78 to hit $54.28 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.08% or 0.65 to trade at $59.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1143, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.8616.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 97.157.

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