Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.10%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance , Retail and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Construction and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.10%, while the MDAX index fell 0.17%, and the TecDAX index added 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 3.80% or 0.830 points to trade at 22.680 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) added 1.08% or 0.092 points to end at 8.624 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 0.96% or 0.098 points to 10.354 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ), which lost 2.25% or 0.650 points to trade at 28.280 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 2.20% or 0.470 points to end at 20.850 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) shed 1.34% or 0.940 points to 69.300.

The top performers on the MDAX were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which rose 1.82% to 48.61, K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which was up 1.17% to settle at 21.540 and Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which gained 1.01% to close at 59.900.

The worst performers were Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE: B4B ) which was down 1.70% to 10.1000 in late trade, Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which lost 1.20% to settle at 29.56 and Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE: AT1 ) which was down 1.19% to 7.085 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 2.55% to 17.865, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 2.47% to settle at 159.450 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 1.83% to close at 18.960.

The worst performers were Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was down 1.64% to 40.760 in late trade, United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which lost 1.60% to settle at 46.710 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 1.39% to 9.540 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 390 to 309 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.85% to 16.21.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.53% or 6.50 to $1224.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.79% or 0.54 to hit $67.72 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.56% or 0.41 to trade at $72.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1701, while EUR/GBP rose 0.04% to 0.8930.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 94.35.

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