Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Frankfurt, the fell 0.24%, while the index fell 0.38%, and the index lost 0.16%.
The best performers of the session on the were Delivery Hero AG (DE:), which rose 1.20% or 1.50 points to trade at 127.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck KGaA (DE:) added 1.11% or 1.53 points to end at 139.93 and SAP SE (DE:) was up 0.46% or 0.490 points to 107.500 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:), which fell 1.98% or 4.30 points to trade at 213.40 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:) declined 1.14% or 0.710 points to end at 61.490 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:) was down 1.14% or 0.400 points to 34.565.
The top performers on the MDAX were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:) which rose 2.23% to 7.790, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:) which was up 2.17% to settle at 93.790 and Tag Immobilien AG (DE:) which gained 1.73% to close at 25.900.
The worst performers were Kion Group AG (DE:) which was down 2.28% to 71.16 in late trade, Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:) which lost 2.25% to settle at 10.787 and Brenntag AG (DE:) which was down 2.07% to 63.340 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:) which rose 2.17% to 93.790, S&T AG (DE:) which was up 1.95% to settle at 19.30 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE:) which gained 1.56% to close at 22.160.
The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 1.63% to 60.400 in late trade, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE:) which lost 1.56% to settle at 157.50 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE:) which was down 1.40% to 2.255 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 374 to 326 and 55 ended unchanged.
Shares in Merck KGaA (DE:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.11% or 1.53 to 139.93.
The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.44% to 24.71.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.32% or 6.00 to $1888.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $47.97 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $51.24 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.38% to 1.2294, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.9041.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 89.630.
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