Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Construction , Transportation & Logistics and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Media , Chemicals and Retail sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 4.57% or 5.250 points to trade at 120.250 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) added 3.57% or 2.220 points to end at 64.400 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was up 1.64% or 3.25 points to 201.80 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 2.10% or 0.163 points to trade at 7.593 in late trade. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) declined 1.40% or 0.960 points to end at 67.480 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 1.22% or 0.620 points to 50.320.
The top performers on the MDAX were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which rose 2.68% to 153.200, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 1.97% to settle at 92.22 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which gained 1.34% to close at 7.85.
The worst performers were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 3.43% to 15.3250 in late trade, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which lost 3.10% to settle at 95.2500 and Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which was down 2.95% to 52.600 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which unchanged 3.11% to 0.12, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was up 2.91% to settle at 22.660 and Rhoen Klinikum AG (DE: RHKG ) which gained 2.89% to close at 24.240.
The worst performers were WashTec AG O.N. (DE: WSUG ) which was down 3.92% to 61.200 in late trade, Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 1.96 and Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (DE: BVB ) which was down 2.06% to 7.610 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 348 to 342 and 88 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.41% to 17.17.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.65% or 21.75 to $1343.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.71% or 0.40 to hit $56.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.33 to trade at $66.17 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1349, while EUR/GBP fell 0.65% to 0.8691.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 96.300.
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