Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.14%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financial Services , Chemicals and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Consumer & Cyclical and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.14%, while the MDAX index lost 0.10%, and the TecDAX index added 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 2.85% or 3.000 points to trade at 108.150 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 1.54% or 0.420 points to end at 27.650 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 1.40% or 0.188 points to 13.582 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 2.19% or 0.360 points to trade at 16.100 in late trade. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) declined 1.39% or 1.16 points to end at 82.34 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) shed 1.09% or 2.00 points to 180.75.

The top performers on the MDAX were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which rose 1.98% to 43.180, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was up 1.53% to settle at 13.61 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which gained 1.21% to close at 46.860.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 5.57% to 0.34 in late trade, Fraport AG (DE: FRAG ) which lost 5.56% to settle at 84.900 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 3.38% to 70.920 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which rose 14.26% to 13.300, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 6.63% to settle at 13.585 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which gained 6.15% to close at 18.980.

The worst performers were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 2.79% to 6.265 in late trade, S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which lost 2.30% to settle at 21.220 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 1.79% to 25.240 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 361 to 360 and 85 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.49% to 19.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.12% or 1.60 to $1329.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.32% or 0.20 to hit $61.59 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $65.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.2315, while EUR/GBP rose 0.16% to 0.8830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 89.83.

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