Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Retail and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Technology and Construction sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 2.50% or 1.240 points to trade at 50.860 at the close. Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) added 1.60% or 0.800 points to end at 50.700 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 1.34% or 0.220 points to 16.665 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which lost 4.31% or 5.95 points to trade at 132.05 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 1.38% or 0.250 points to end at 17.900 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) shed 1.35% or 2.65 points to 193.35.
The top performers on the MDAX were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which rose 4.63% to 15.720, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 3.86% to settle at 20.030 and Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which gained 2.77% to close at 40.38.
The worst performers were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 4.45% to 7.34 in late trade, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which lost 3.96% to settle at 37.88 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 3.39% to 23.100 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 19.65% to 22.040, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen O.N. (DE: HDDG ) which was up 4.34% to settle at 1.9460 and Adler Real Estate AG (DE: ADLG ) which gained 3.80% to close at 14.74.
The worst performers were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 2.90% to 47.480 in late trade, Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which lost 2.20% to settle at 29.3400 and DMG Mori AG (DE: GILG ) which was down 2.04% to 43.150 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 384 to 316 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.26% to 19.44.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.90% or 11.00 to $1230.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.60% or 0.31 to hit $51.87 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.40% or 0.24 to trade at $60.64 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.62% to 1.1358, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.8863.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 96.808.
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