Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.10%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Utilities and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Telecoms and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.10%, while the MDAX index lost 0.02%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ), which rose 4.73% or 0.930 points to trade at 20.590 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 2.29% or 0.440 points to end at 19.650 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) was up 1.52% or 1.180 points to 79.010 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 1.49% or 0.520 points to trade at 34.280 in late trade. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) declined 0.92% or 1.05 points to end at 113.45 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 0.72% or 0.190 points to 26.060.

The top performers on the MDAX were Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which rose 4.98% to 35.400, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which was up 3.09% to settle at 11.85 and Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which gained 1.55% to close at 88.700.

The worst performers were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which was down 5.36% to 20.655 in late trade, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which lost 2.96% to settle at 37.660 and Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which was down 1.64% to 62.560 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 3.93% to 35.670, Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was up 2.89% to settle at 31.38 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 2.44% to close at 58.660.

The worst performers were S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which was down 1.36% to 16.915 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which lost 1.34% to settle at 55.250 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 1.21% to 253.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 401 to 354 and 32 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.47% to 14.67.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.87% or 11.19 to $1279.21 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.17% or 0.08 to hit $47.51 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.24% or 0.12 to trade at $50.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1732, while EUR/GBP rose 0.41% to 0.9124.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 93.75.

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