Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Basic Resources and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.13%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.03%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which rose 2.34% or 0.197 points to trade at 8.598 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) added 1.50% or 1.750 points to end at 118.750 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 1.23% or 0.111 points to 9.139 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 2.90% or 2.10 points to trade at 70.34 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 2.23% or 3.35 points to end at 147.00 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) shed 1.88% or 0.380 points to 19.790.

The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which rose 2.91% to 442.00, Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which was up 1.99% to settle at 106.82 and Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which gained 1.79% to close at 53.380.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 4.77% to 52.850 in late trade, K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which lost 2.55% to settle at 17.935 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 2.39% to 57.300 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 1.93% to 22.140, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was up 1.29% to settle at 47.20 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 1.26% to close at 96.400.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 4.38% to 107.100 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 3.37% to settle at 63.150 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which was down 2.99% to 31.760 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 439 to 267 and 70 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.61% to 16.92.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.08% or 0.90 to $1200.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.56% or 1.73 to hit $69.27 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.89% or 1.46 to trade at $78.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1584, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8906.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 95.24.

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