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 Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Food & Beverages and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Insurance , Technology and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.02%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.59%, and the TecDAX index added 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 0.88% or 0.36 points to trade at 41.34 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 0.61% or 0.55 points to end at 90.83 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 0.48% or 0.115 points to 24.045 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 1.50% or 0.245 points to trade at 16.070 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 0.81% or 0.235 points to end at 28.745 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 0.80% or 1.35 points to 167.65.

The top performers on the MDAX were Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which rose 3.89% to 112.200, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was up 2.08% to settle at 47.615 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which gained 1.78% to close at 25.465.

The worst performers were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was down 1.02% to 52.41 in late trade, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which lost 1.00% to settle at 72.90 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 0.62% to 161.25 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 7.47% to 14.035, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was up 3.94% to settle at 24.795 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which gained 2.58% to close at 13.110.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 5.77% to 11.505 in late trade, Qiagen NV (DE: QGEN ) which lost 1.80% to settle at 26.515 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 1.18% to 25.100 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 418 to 373 and 23 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.39% to 13.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.26% or 3.30 to $1290.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.73% or 0.44 to hit $59.53 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.56 to trade at $65.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1900, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8881.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 92.59.

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