Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.02%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Media , Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Transportation & Logistics and Food & Beverages sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.02%, while the MDAX index gained 0.25%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 2.08% or 0.185 points to trade at 9.075 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 1.63% or 0.310 points to end at 19.375 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) was up 1.45% or 0.890 points to 62.310 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ), which lost 2.48% or 0.750 points to trade at 29.460 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 2.03% or 0.510 points to end at 24.610 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 1.14% or 0.900 points to 78.020.

The top performers on the MDAX were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which rose 5.71% to 55.500, Fraport AG (DE: FRAG ) which was up 3.13% to settle at 81.780 and Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which gained 2.15% to close at 18.520.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 2.06% to 116.60 in late trade, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which lost 1.14% to settle at 12.97 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 1.09% to 52.740 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which rose 2.08% to 63.800, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was up 1.82% to settle at 6.435 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 1.53% to close at 146.200.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 1.98% to 138.750 in late trade, GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which lost 1.67% to settle at 13.550 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 1.48% to 42.500 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 384 to 327 and 72 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.10% to 15.06.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.12% or 1.60 to $1301.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.56% or 0.37 to hit $66.47 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $76.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1789, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8782.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.52.

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