Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.12%

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© Reuters. Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.12%© Reuters. Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.12% – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the declined 0.12% to hit a new 3-months low, while the index fell 0.69%, and the index lost 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the were Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:), which rose 1.73% or 0.685 points to trade at 40.185 at the close. Meanwhile, Continental AG O.N. (DE:) added 1.58% or 1.64 points to end at 105.22 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:) was up 1.23% or 0.750 points to 61.780 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:), which fell 2.17% or 1.015 points to trade at 45.830 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:) declined 1.80% or 0.240 points to end at 13.060 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE:) was down 1.36% or 1.370 points to 99.380.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE:) which rose 2.15% to 39.88, Zalando SE (DE:) which was up 1.65% to settle at 44.87 and Knorr-Bremse AG (DE:) which gained 1.46% to close at 95.86.

The worst performers were Alstria Office Reit-Ag (DE:) which was down 3.01% to 18.020 in late trade, Lanxess AG (DE:) which lost 2.97% to settle at 50.340 and Aareal Bank AG (DE:) which was down 2.87% to 27.440 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE:) which rose 3.62% to 9.958, Nordex SE O.N. (DE:) which was up 1.96% to settle at 11.450 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE:) which gained 1.30% to close at 39.35.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE:) which was down 2.27% to 89.700 in late trade, New Work SE (DE:) which lost 1.87% to settle at 263.00 and Freenet AG NA (DE:) which was down 1.52% to 20.070 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 467 to 238 and 43 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 8.65% to 24.19.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.40% or 6.65 to $1643.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.34% or 0.67 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.77% or 0.96 to trade at $53.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.0877, while EUR/GBP rose 0.80% to 0.8429.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 99.108.

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