Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.04%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Food & Beverages and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Construction and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.04% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index fell 0.27%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ), which rose 3.76% or 3.24 points to trade at 89.34 at the close. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 1.79% or 1.900 points to end at 108.050 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 1.70% or 0.72 points to 43.12 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.36% or 0.305 points to trade at 12.595 in late trade. BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) declined 1.92% or 1.230 points to end at 62.730 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 1.92% or 2.44 points to 124.90.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which rose 1.82% to 145.60, Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which was up 1.76% to settle at 39.280 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which gained 1.35% to close at 27.030.

The worst performers were Grenke N AG (DE: GLJn ) which was down 6.83% to 89.35 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 5.99% to settle at 13.345 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 3.60% to 13.6400 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 3.14% to 12.50, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 1.39% to settle at 8.7240 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 1.34% to close at 56.800.

The worst performers were Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which was down 4.51% to 27.550 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 2.83% to settle at 54.850 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 2.09% to 25.280 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 324 to 324 and 103 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.99% to 13.00 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.28% or 17.85 to $1407.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 3.32% or 1.96 to hit $57.13 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.83% or 1.84 to trade at $63.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1294, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8959.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.270.

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