Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.05%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Utilities and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Media and Software sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.05%, while the MDAX index lost 0.71%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ), which rose 1.45% or 0.880 points to trade at 61.650 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.12% or 0.790 points to end at 71.440 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) was up 0.86% or 0.680 points to 79.790 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which lost 0.80% or 1.55 points to trade at 192.80 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 0.79% or 0.260 points to end at 32.550 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) shed 0.78% or 0.700 points to 88.580.

The top performers on the MDAX were STADA Arzneimittel VNA O.N. (DE: STAGn ) which rose 3.00% to 80.340, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was up 2.43% to settle at 72.110 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which gained 2.34% to close at 74.930.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 10.21% to 3.80 in late trade, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which lost 3.20% to settle at 36.000 and Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 2.18% to 9.161 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 2.18% to 7.765, Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was up 2.02% to settle at 31.33 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 0.89% to close at 15.860.

The worst performers were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 1.93% to 57.880 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which lost 1.69% to settle at 22.980 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 1.67% to 89.570 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 414 to 349 and 31 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.65% to 15.15.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.14% or 1.75 to $1292.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.42% or 1.17 to hit $47.24 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.52% or 0.80 to trade at $51.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1803, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.9222.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.18.

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