Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.09%

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At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.09%, while the MDAX index declined 0.56%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.05%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Mercedes Benz Group AG (DE:MBGn), which rose 2.27% or 1.38 points to trade at 62.14 at the close. Meanwhile, E.ON SE (DE:EONGn) added 1.65% or 0.18 points to end at 10.85 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn) was up 1.28% or 1.95 points to 154.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER), which fell 2.66% or 1.04 points to trade at 38.05 at the close. Zalando SE (DE:ZALG) declined 2.50% or 1.20 points to end at 46.72 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p) was down 1.98% or 1.30 points to 64.44.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which rose 5.91% to 150.55, K&S AG (DE:SDFGn) which was up 3.87% to settle at 24.72 and Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which gained 3.30% to close at 18.31.

The worst performers were AUTO1 Group SE (DE:AG1G) which was down 6.25% to 9.61 in late trade, Tag Immobilien AG (DE:TEGG) which lost 5.73% to settle at 21.38 and Daimler Truck Holding AG (DE:DTGGe) which was down 3.86% to 23.30 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which rose 7.22% to 13.36, Suse SA (DE:SUSEG) which was up 6.62% to settle at 25.14 and Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which gained 3.30% to close at 18.31.

The worst performers were Eckert & Ziegler AG O.N. (DE:EUZG) which was down 3.93% to 56.20 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which lost 2.16% to settle at 25.31 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was down 2.15% to 23.19 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 404 to 282 and 80 ended unchanged.

Shares in Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.66% or 1.04 to 38.05. Shares in AUTO1 Group SE (DE:AG1G) fell to all time lows; losing 6.25% or 0.64 to 9.61. Shares in K&S AG (DE:SDFGn) rose to 3-years highs; up 3.87% or 0.92 to 24.72. Shares in Tag Immobilien AG (DE:TEGG) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.73% or 1.30 to 21.38.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.45% to 40.98.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.67% or 32.80 to $1,928.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 5.79% or 5.96 to hit $97.05 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 5.74% or 6.14 to trade at $100.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.01% to 1.09, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.25% to 0.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 99.10.