Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.01%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Technology and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.01%, while the MDAX index gained 0.92%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 2.98% or 3.950 points to trade at 136.300 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 2.77% or 0.580 points to end at 21.520 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 2.46% or 0.440 points to 18.340 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 3.40% or 0.292 points to trade at 8.300 in late trade. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) declined 1.81% or 2.050 points to end at 111.200 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 1.44% or 0.131 points to 8.979.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which rose 6.12% to 87.44, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 5.59% to settle at 46.270 and Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which gained 4.25% to close at 82.000.

The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 1.99% to 45.340 in late trade, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which lost 1.69% to settle at 36.740 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was down 1.45% to 23.110 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which rose 13.20% to 3.52, Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE: SAEG ) which was up 5.82% to settle at 40.000 and Grenke N AG (DE: GLJn ) which gained 4.20% to close at 76.85.

The worst performers were Heidelberger Druckmaschinen O.N. (DE: HDDG ) which was down 5.60% to 1.8370 in late trade, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which lost 3.11% to settle at 12.610 and Koenig & Bauer AG ST O.N. (DE: SKBG ) which was down 2.69% to 42.000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 434 to 269 and 79 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.39% to 19.71.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.14% or 1.70 to $1231.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.64% or 1.33 to hit $51.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.73% or 1.02 to trade at $60.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1378, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8903.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.770.

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