Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.08%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Technology and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Food & Beverages and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.08%, while the MDAX index added 0.16%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 2.25% or 0.90 points to trade at 40.66 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 1.99% or 0.445 points to end at 22.815 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.79% or 1.700 points to 96.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which lost 1.50% or 2.60 points to trade at 170.75 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 1.31% or 0.300 points to end at 22.560 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 1.16% or 1.25 points to 106.15.

The top performers on the MDAX were Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which rose 3.89% to 25.880, Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which was up 1.81% to settle at 71.600 and Fraport AG (DE: FRAG ) which gained 1.53% to close at 84.930.

The worst performers were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was down 2.78% to 42.525 in late trade, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which lost 2.57% to settle at 3.00 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 1.91% to 135.95 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 3.84% to 12.030, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 3.50% to settle at 24.530 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which gained 3.44% to close at 12.020.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 4.00% to 11.395 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 256.10 and Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 1.84% to 47.31 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 388 to 364 and 36 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.43% to 14.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.89% or 11.40 to $1266.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.26% or 0.15 to hit $57.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.58% or 0.36 to trade at $62.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.39% to 1.1820, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8791.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 93.32.

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