Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.16%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Software , Retail and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.16%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.36%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ), which rose 1.41% or 1.400 points to trade at 100.700 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 1.35% or 0.290 points to end at 21.730 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 1.03% or 0.220 points to 21.510 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which lost 4.29% or 6.90 points to trade at 153.95 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 1.77% or 1.48 points to end at 81.95 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) shed 1.61% or 0.890 points to 54.410.

The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which rose 2.63% to 469.00, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was up 2.52% to settle at 47.16 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which gained 2.41% to close at 32.300.

The worst performers were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which was down 4.92% to 36.320 in late trade, Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which lost 3.45% to settle at 29.140 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was down 1.63% to 38.710 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 11.28% to 20.920, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 3.07% to settle at 186.450 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 2.35% to close at 8.794.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 1.05% to 10.390 in late trade, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which lost 0.80% to settle at 74.600 and S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which was down 0.74% to 24.16 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 364 to 327 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.16% to 15.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.75% or 9.00 to $1194.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.32% or 0.22 to hit $67.64 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.14 to trade at $74.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1557, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.9018.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 95.44.

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