Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.37%
4 April 2018, 15: 37
Germany equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Frankfurt, the lost 0.37%, while the index declined 0.81%, and the index lost 1.68%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE:), which rose 1.37% or 1.240 points to trade at 91.700 at the close. Adidas AG (DE:) added 1.28% or 2.50 points to end at 197.80 and Merck KGaA (DE:) was up 1.14% or 0.88 points to 78.10 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:), which lost 3.01% or 0.640 points to trade at 20.650 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:) declined 2.92% or 0.750 points to end at 24.970 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:) shed 1.87% or 1.540 points to 80.900.
The top performers on the MDAX were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE:) which rose 1.30% to 71.820, Tag Immobilien AG (DE:) which was up 0.83% to settle at 16.950 and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE:) which gained 0.81% to close at 12.40.
The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:) which was down 11.47% to 0.21 in late trade, Krones AG O.N. (DE:) which lost 4.03% to settle at 104.800 and Osram Licht AG (F:) which was down 3.72% to 56.380 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:) which rose 7.20% to 7.946, S&T AG (F:) which was up 4.24% to settle at 19.190 andFreenet AG NA (DE:) which gained 0.86% to close at 24.760.
The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 6.06% to 14.735 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE:) which lost 5.04% to settle at 26.760 andRIB Software AG Na (DE:) which was down 5.01% to 19.340 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 467 to 227 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.50% to 20.34.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.10% or 1.30 to $1338.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.55% or 0.35 to hit $63.16 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.66% or 0.45 to trade at $67.67 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.2294, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8731.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 89.71.