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 Food & Beverages , Construction and Media sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Chemicals , Basic Resources and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.14%, while the MDAX index gained 0.05%, and the TecDAX index added 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which rose 1.87% or 1.300 points to trade at 71.000 at the close. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) added 1.42% or 1.170 points to end at 83.510 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 1.19% or 2.20 points to 186.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ), which lost 7.47% or 15.7000 points to trade at 194.5000 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 0.91% or 0.200 points to end at 21.670 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) shed 0.69% or 0.160 points to 23.060.

The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 4.41% to 56.800, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was up 2.80% to settle at 49.86 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which gained 2.44% to close at 37.440.

The worst performers were Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 2.72% to 7.088 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 2.74% to settle at 39.71 and Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 1.31% to 30.180 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which rose 4.09% to 292.50, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 2.00% to settle at 107.100 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which gained 2.15% to close at 68.900.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 3.49% to 9.170 in late trade, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which lost 2.20% to settle at 49.000 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 2.67% to 127.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 386 to 325 and 71 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.96% to 16.34.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.36% or 4.40 to $1218.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.80% or 1.23 to hit $69.72 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.22% or 0.89 to trade at $74.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1561, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8933.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 95.16.

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