Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Transportation & Logistics and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Chemicals , Food & Beverages and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.17%, while the MDAX index added 0.41%, and the TecDAX index added 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 5.11% or 1.005 points to trade at 20.655 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 3.33% or 0.710 points to end at 22.000 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) was up 1.98% or 3.100 points to 160.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which lost 2.08% or 0.960 points to trade at 45.230 in late trade. BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) declined 1.83% or 1.180 points to end at 63.160 and Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) shed 1.73% or 2.450 points to 139.400.

The top performers on the MDAX were Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which rose 5.43% to 4.002, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was up 3.21% to settle at 47.89 and Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which gained 2.60% to close at 17.7250.

The worst performers were Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which was down 2.41% to 47.420 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 2.28% to settle at 86.44 and Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was down 1.62% to 127.30 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Heidelberger Druckmaschinen O.N. (DE: HDDG ) which rose 14.43% to 1.9750, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which was up 7.96% to settle at 20.08 and Metro AG ST O.N. (DE: CECG ) which gained 5.87% to close at 3.989.

The worst performers were Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which was down 2.44% to 26.360 in late trade, Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which lost 2.27% to settle at 75.400 and Baywa AG Vink. NA O.N. (DE: BYWGnx ) which was down 2.26% to 23.750 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 354 to 332 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.60% to 18.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.07% or 0.95 to $1284.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.79% or 0.95 to hit $52.06 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.64% or 1.01 to trade at $60.49 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.1389, while EUR/GBP fell 0.54% to 0.8718.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 95.738.

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