Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.09%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Media and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Utilities and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.09%, while the MDAX index gained 0.39%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 1.57% or 1.380 points to trade at 89.120 at the close. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) added 1.44% or 1.200 points to end at 84.390 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) was up 1.36% or 1.92 points to 143.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which lost 3.04% or 2.420 points to trade at 77.160 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 1.60% or 0.152 points to end at 9.345 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.53% or 0.153 points to 9.861.

The top performers on the MDAX were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which rose 3.74% to 61.04, Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which was up 3.61% to settle at 63.100 and Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which gained 3.12% to close at 39.39.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 1.94% to 58.000 in late trade, Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which lost 1.16% to settle at 23.96 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 1.11% to 30.36 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which rose 2.79% to 75.650, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 2.43% to settle at 11.570 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which gained 2.27% to close at 35.120.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 4.83% to 14.390 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 4.60% to settle at 20.760 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 2.86% to 31.200 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 364 to 343 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.14% to 14.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.12% or 1.40 to $1214.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.36% or 0.25 to hit $68.62 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $76.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1719, while EUR/GBP rose 0.33% to 0.9092.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 94.44.

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