Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Software, Basic Resources and Food&Beverages sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.92% to hit a new 1-month low, while the MDAX index lost 0.74%, and the TecDAX index fell 1.32%.
The best performers of the session on the DAX were Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG), which rose 1.92% or 1.78 points to trade at 94.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn) added 1.06% or 1.350 points to end at 128.400 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) was up 0.89% or 0.210 points to 23.800 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were SAP SE (DE:SAPG), which fell 5.12% or 6.150 points to trade at 113.910 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) declined 1.97% or 2.800 points to end at 139.450 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) was down 1.75% or 0.200 points to 11.240.
The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which rose 2.38% to 64.500, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was up 1.79% to settle at 99.5000 and Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE:DWNG) which gained 1.25% to close at 33.110.
The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which was down 9.33% to 26.420 in late trade, Hochtief AG (DE:HOTG) which lost 9.05% to settle at 96.95 and United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which was down 7.24% to 26.020 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which rose 2.38% to 64.500, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was up 1.79% to settle at 99.500 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE:AIXGn) which gained 1.36% to close at 7.6000.
The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which was down 9.33% to 26.420 in late trade, United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which lost 7.24% to settle at 26.020 and SAP SE (DE:SAPG) which was down 5.12% to 113.910 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 489 to 195 and 77 ended unchanged.
Shares in Hochtief AG (DE:HOTG) fell to 3-years lows; losing 9.05% or 9.65 to 96.95. Shares in United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) fell to 5-year lows; down 7.24% or 2.030 to 26.020. Shares in United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) fell to 5-year lows; losing 7.24% or 2.030 to 26.020.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.61% to 14.64.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.32% or 4.55 to $1427.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.75% or 1.56 to hit $55.22 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.78% or 1.77 to trade at $61.89 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1225, while EUR/GBP fell 0.35% to 0.8994.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.828.