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 Transportation & Logistics , Financial Services and Media sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Retail , Food & Beverages and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.09%, while the MDAX index lost 0.19%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ), which rose 3.44% or 0.960 points to trade at 28.880 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 2.35% or 3.550 points to end at 154.500 and Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) was up 2.07% or 2.900 points to 142.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 1.78% or 0.156 points to trade at 8.590 in late trade. Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) declined 1.06% or 0.620 points to end at 58.040 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.00% or 0.092 points to 9.083.

The top performers on the MDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which rose 7.95% to 102.5000, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 3.44% to settle at 82.940 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which gained 2.91% to close at 26.880.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 8.52% to 31.46 in late trade, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which lost 3.72% to settle at 8.282 and Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was down 3.53% to 61.680 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SGL Carbon SE (DE: SGCG ) which rose 11.10% to 9.960, Patrizia Immobilien AG (DE: PATGn ) which was up 8.41% to settle at 16.750 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which gained 4.58% to close at 125.50.

The worst performers were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 5.43% to 50.550 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 3.25% to settle at 11.30 and DWS Group GmbH & Co KgaA (DE: DWSG ) which was down 3.17% to 25.23 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 360 to 335 and 85 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.36% to 19.62.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.13% or 1.60 to $1228.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.52% or 1.59 to hit $61.51 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.32% or 1.70 to trade at $71.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1417, while EUR/GBP fell 0.23% to 0.8727.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.11.

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