(C) Reuters. Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.55%
The best performers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE:DWNG), which rose 1.64% or 0.740 points to trade at 45.880 at the close. Meanwhile, Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) added 0.60% or 0.34 points to end at 57.24 and E.ON SE (DE:EONGn) was down 0.23% or 0.023 points to 10.019 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn), which fell 4.67% or 1.622 points to trade at 33.130 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) declined 4.15% or 0.431 points to end at 9.965 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn) was down 3.85% or 7.70 points to 192.25.
The top performers on the MDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which rose 2.11% to 34.340, Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was up 1.22% to settle at 140.650 and Alstria Office Reit-Ag (DE:AOXG) which gained 1.11% to close at 14.560.
The worst performers were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) which was down 6.23% to 10.540 in late trade, Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) which lost 6.15% to settle at 10.154 and Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which was down 4.79% to 17.918 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which rose 2.11% to 34.340, Eckert & Ziegler AG O.N. (DE:EUZG) which was up 1.33% to settle at 76.450 and Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which gained 1.22% to close at 140.650.
The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which was down 4.79% to 17.918 in late trade, Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) which lost 4.67% to settle at 33.130 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which was down 4.01% to 45.040 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 553 to 145 and 47 ended unchanged.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 16.97% to 21.92 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.53% or 9.35 to $1779.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.56% or 0.99 to hit $62.44 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.01% or 0.68 to trade at $66.37 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.2043, while EUR/GBP rose 0.34% to 0.8630.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 91.105.
Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.55%
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