Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.37%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.37%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Consumer & Cyclical and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Chemicals , Transportation & Logistics and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.37%, while the MDAX index lost 0.19%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 1.39% or 0.76 points to trade at 55.43 at the close. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) added 1.18% or 1.48 points to end at 126.40 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was up 0.84% or 2.20 points to 264.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Linde PLC (DE: LINI ), which lost 2.22% or 3.750 points to trade at 165.450 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 2.20% or 0.142 points to end at 6.305 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) shed 1.80% or 1.100 points to 59.890.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which rose 4.39% to 14.495, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 2.74% to settle at 172.300 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which gained 2.29% to close at 36.600.

The worst performers were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 4.09% to 2.483 in late trade, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which lost 2.50% to settle at 41.380 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which was down 2.11% to 6.532 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 8.11% to 23.720, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was up 4.17% to settle at 350.00 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 2.74% to close at 172.300.

The worst performers were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 4.09% to 2.483 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 1.59% to settle at 9.2660 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was down 1.32% to 30.620 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 343 to 343 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.24% to 16.77.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.48% or 6.10 to $1277.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.14% or 0.67 to hit $59.30 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $68.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1167, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8819.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 97.828.

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