Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 2.76%

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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 2.76%, while the index lost 2.11%, and the index declined 2.51%.

The best performers of the session on the were Vonovia SE (DE:), which fell 0.35% or 0.16 points to trade at 46.08 at the close. Meanwhile, Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:) fell 0.80% or 0.72 points to end at 89.30 and E.ON SE NA (DE:) was down 1.28% or 0.115 points to 8.855 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:), which fell 4.85% or 3.200 points to trade at 62.720 at the close. Adidas AG (DE:) declined 4.77% or 13.45 points to end at 268.75 and Covestro AG (DE:) was down 4.60% or 2.060 points to 42.680.

The top performers on the MDAX were Grenke N AG (DE:) which rose 5.16% to 78.50, Osram Licht AG (DE:) which was up 1.22% to settle at 40.64 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:) which gained 0.76% to close at 105.600.

The worst performers were Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE:) which was down 8.69% to 30.900 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which lost 6.05% to settle at 43.460 and Siltronic AG (DE:) which was down 5.97% to 66.520 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:) which rose 6.50% to 43.920, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:) which was up 1.10% to settle at 25.700 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:) which gained 0.76% to close at 105.600.

The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 6.05% to 43.460 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE:) which lost 5.97% to settle at 66.520 and RIB Software AG Na (DE:) which was down 5.72% to 19.950 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 588 to 106 and 62 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 20.88% to 20.84 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.21% or 18.05 to $1507.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.77% or 0.95 to hit $52.67 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.99% or 1.17 to trade at $57.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.0956, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8902.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 98.692.

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