Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Food & Beverages and Retail sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Software , Chemicals and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.09% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index declined 0.22%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which rose 2.57% or 3.90 points to trade at 155.90 at the close. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) added 1.94% or 0.570 points to end at 29.945 and Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) was up 1.66% or 2.00 points to 122.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ), which lost 1.90% or 3.60 points to trade at 185.40 in late trade. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) declined 1.50% or 1.350 points to end at 88.680 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.48% or 0.210 points to 13.950.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which rose 2.64% to 133.95, Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which was up 2.48% to settle at 65.791 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 1.78% to close at 42.95.

The worst performers were Airbus Group SE (F: AIRG ) which was down 2.12% to 84.796 in late trade, MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which lost 1.76% to settle at 144.75 and Rational AG (BS: RAAd ) which was down 1.68% to 562.55 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 6.89% to 127.200, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 6.69% to settle at 13.400 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 5.60% to close at 42.650.

The worst performers were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 1.69% to 98.650 in late trade, S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which lost 1.61% to settle at 16.613 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 1.49% to 4.363 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 381 to 376 and 32 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.62% to 12.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.53% or 6.79 to $1278.59 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.35% or 0.19 to hit $54.09 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.21 to trade at $60.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1636, while EUR/GBP fell 0.29% to 0.8809.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 94.45.

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