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%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Media and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Utilities and Software sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.01% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index declined 0.63%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 3.76% or 2.23 points to trade at 61.57 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 3.68% or 5.70 points to end at 160.74 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 1.69% or 0.75 points to 45.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ), which lost 4.57% or 10.20 points to trade at 212.80 in late trade. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) declined 2.66% or 3.550 points to end at 130.150 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 1.99% or 0.970 points to 47.780.

The top performers on the MDAX were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which rose 5.27% to 14.7750, RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which was up 2.40% to settle at 51.300 and Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which gained 1.63% to close at 21.2400.

The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was down 7.66% to 151.900 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 4.82% to settle at 19.550 and Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 4.11% to 60.700 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which rose 2.15% to 9.030, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was up 1.87% to settle at 20.660 and Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which gained 1.63% to close at 21.240.

The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was down 7.66% to 151.900 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which lost 5.26% to settle at 33.350 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 4.63% to 16.690 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 429 to 282 and 67 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.32% to 14.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.95% or 12.25 to $1271.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 3.73% or 2.37 to hit $61.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.96% or 2.14 to trade at $70.04 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1178, while EUR/GBP rose 0.04% to 0.8581.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 97.562.

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