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At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.01%, while the MDAX index lost 0.29%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.54%.
The best performers of the session on the DAX were Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn), which rose 4.10% or 1.615 points to trade at 40.975 at the close. Meanwhile, Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG) added 2.77% or 2.48 points to end at 91.85 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:BMWG) was up 2.04% or 1.225 points to 61.165 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which fell 7.07% or 0.128 points to trade at 1.680 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) declined 1.81% or 0.154 points to end at 8.341 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE:MUVGn) was down 1.62% or 3.90 points to 236.50.
The top performers on the MDAX were HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) which rose 4.40% to 45.56, GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) which was up 4.18% to settle at 33.680 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE:HLE) which gained 3.95% to close at 40.50.
The worst performers were Fraport AG (DE:FRAG) which was down 4.50% to 36.540 in late trade, CTS Eventim AG (DE:EVDG) which lost 3.34% to settle at 34.100 and Airbus Group SE (DE:AIRG) which was down 2.89% to 65.26 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:AFXG) which rose 3.15% to 91.550, Software AG (DE:SOWGn) which was up 1.86% to settle at 40.520 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which gained 0.64% to close at 345.800.
The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which was down 7.45% to 11.310 in late trade, Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) which lost 7.07% to settle at 1.680 and New Work SE (DE:NWOn) which was down 2.45% to 279.00 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 365 to 294 and 77 ended unchanged.
Shares in GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.18% or 1.350 to 33.680. Shares in Software AG (DE:SOWGn) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.86% or 0.740 to 40.520. Shares in Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.64% or 2.200 to 345.800.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.00% to 24.86 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.39% or 26.00 to $1891.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.48% or 0.20 to hit $41.70 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.77% or 0.34 to trade at $43.95 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.47% to 1.1622, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.9115.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 94.560.