Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.07%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Utilities and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Media and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.07% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index declined 0.11%, and the TecDAX index added 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 1.55% or 0.345 points to trade at 22.595 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 1.43% or 1.190 points to end at 84.390 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 1.19% or 1.10 points to 93.71 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 2.86% or 0.825 points to trade at 28.045 in late trade. Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) declined 2.62% or 0.410 points to end at 15.230 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) shed 2.14% or 4.00 points to 183.00.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which rose 2.30% to 72.970, Fraport AG (DE: FRAG ) which was up 2.01% to settle at 81.860 and Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which gained 1.39% to close at 66.960.

The worst performers were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was down 1.69% to 116.650 in late trade, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which lost 1.64% to settle at 58.600 and Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which was down 1.49% to 50.190 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 4.97% to 18.675, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 3.12% to settle at 95.090 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 2.68% to close at 82.040.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 1.96% to 14.255 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which lost 0.89% to settle at 80.000 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was down 0.83% to 29.300 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 399 to 360 and 23 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.06% to 12.01.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.02% or 12.97 to $1282.17 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.61% or 1.45 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.77% or 1.72 to trade at $63.79 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1606, while EUR/GBP fell 0.62% to 0.8822.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 94.69.

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