Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.87%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.87%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Retail and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Insurance and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.87%, while the MDAX index fell 0.18%, and the TecDAX index added 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ), which rose 1.20% or 2.5000 points to trade at 210.1000 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) added 0.95% or 0.39 points to end at 41.51 and Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) was up 0.59% or 0.170 points to 28.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which lost 3.47% or 0.800 points to trade at 22.250 in late trade. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) declined 2.72% or 4.08 points to end at 145.92 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) shed 2.53% or 2.75 points to 106.05.

The top performers on the MDAX were Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which rose 2.69% to 30.50, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was up 2.57% to settle at 51.85 and Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which gained 1.38% to close at 41.870.

The worst performers were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was down 3.39% to 35.600 in late trade, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which lost 2.80% to settle at 11.12 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 2.41% to 22.3100 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which rose 8.07% to 3.897, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was up 3.07% to settle at 52.000 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which gained 2.13% to close at 67.100.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 6.20% to 28.75 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.45% to settle at 33.420 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 2.30% to 140.000 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 395 to 275 and 105 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 10.54% to 16.67.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.24% or 2.90 to $1228.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.39% or 0.95 to hit $69.47 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.84% or 0.62 to trade at $74.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1676, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 94.35.

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