Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.69%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.69%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Software and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Transportation & Logistics and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.69%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.35%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 5.34% or 5.170 points to trade at 102.050 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 1.45% or 0.320 points to end at 22.430 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 0.94% or 0.90 points to 96.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 4.04% or 2.76 points to trade at 65.55 in late trade. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) declined 3.20% or 3.650 points to end at 110.250 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 2.85% or 0.390 points to 13.300.

The top performers on the MDAX were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which rose 9.57% to 63.550, Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which was up 3.35% to settle at 107.42 and Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which gained 2.94% to close at 33.9200.

The worst performers were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was down 6.07% to 452.25 in late trade, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which lost 5.06% to settle at 44.240 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 4.16% to 21.22 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which rose 7.48% to 30.1600, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was up 7.17% to settle at 12.710 and Corestate Capital Holding SA (DE: CCAG ) which gained 4.80% to close at 32.7500.

The worst performers were Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (DE: BVB ) which was down 6.47% to 7.805 in late trade, Aumann AG (DE: AAGG ) which lost 6.00% to settle at 28.2000 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 4.32% to 77.450 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 375 to 307 and 93 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 6.29% to 17.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.04% or 0.55 to $1314.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.65% or 0.35 to hit $54.25 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.27% or 0.81 to trade at $64.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1285, while EUR/GBP rose 0.59% to 0.8815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 96.928.

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