Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.01%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Consumer & Cyclical and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Telecoms and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.01%, while the MDAX index lost 0.17%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which rose 1.80% or 3.50 points to trade at 198.15 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 1.70% or 0.370 points to end at 22.160 and Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) was up 1.49% or 2.55 points to 174.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 4.86% or 0.615 points to trade at 12.045 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 2.74% or 0.750 points to end at 26.630 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) shed 1.20% or 0.94 points to 77.70.

The top performers on the MDAX were Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which rose 2.48% to 111.700, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 2.19% to settle at 135.25 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which gained 1.44% to close at 24.000.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 6.94% to 0.23 in late trade, Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which lost 1.84% to settle at 35.280 and Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which was down 1.74% to 47.300 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 4.48% to 159.850, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 1.81% to settle at 84.250 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which gained 1.41% to close at 251.50.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 3.47% to 8.678 in late trade, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which lost 3.15% to settle at 16.320 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 2.63% to 57.350 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 376 to 320 and 99 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.83% to 16.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.72% or 9.40 to $1321.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.34% or 1.49 to hit $65.03 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.55% or 1.72 to trade at $69.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.2262, while EUR/GBP fell 0.35% to 0.8715.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 89.80.

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