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 Monday, as gains in the Software , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Technology and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.01%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.57%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 15.19% or 15.175 points to trade at 115.075 at the close. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) added 1.59% or 1.38 points to end at 88.28 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) was up 0.84% or 0.120 points to 14.380 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ), which lost 2.39% or 0.640 points to trade at 26.110 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 1.70% or 0.225 points to end at 13.035 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) shed 1.34% or 0.300 points to 22.070.

The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which rose 3.62% to 458.50, Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was up 3.21% to settle at 26.98 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which gained 3.12% to close at 21.150.

The worst performers were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 1.90% to 7.74 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 1.68% to settle at 40.46 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 1.07% to 90.44 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which rose 8.45% to 2.02, Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which was up 6.69% to settle at 26.4600 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which gained 5.94% to close at 285.50.

The worst performers were Kloeckner & Co SE NA (DE: KCOGn ) which was down 6.04% to 6.2200 in late trade, VTG AG O.N. (DE: VT9G ) which lost 2.49% to settle at 51.000 and Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which was down 1.47% to 53.600 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 400 to 307 and 72 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.89% to 17.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.15% or 2.00 to $1329.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.88% or 0.49 to hit $56.47 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.38% or 0.25 to trade at $66.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1313, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8751.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.620.

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