Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer & Cyclical , Insurance and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Chemicals and Transportation & Logistics sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.13%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.67%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which rose 3.32% or 6.80 points to trade at 211.60 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 1.97% or 0.245 points to end at 12.690 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 1.85% or 0.400 points to 22.060 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 8.74% or 11.100 points to trade at 115.950 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 6.04% or 1.380 points to end at 21.450 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) shed 1.33% or 0.890 points to 66.190.

The top performers on the MDAX were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which rose 11.04% to 17.050, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was up 10.92% to settle at 23.715 and Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which gained 3.19% to close at 518.00.

The worst performers were Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which was down 2.99% to 48.330 in late trade, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which lost 1.87% to settle at 27.790 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 1.78% to 80.400 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which rose 2.53% to 36.480, United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which was up 2.40% to settle at 32.910 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which gained 1.53% to close at 53.100.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 8.74% to 115.950 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which lost 1.78% to settle at 80.400 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was down 1.70% to 31.860 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 381 to 305 and 94 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.07% to 14.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.00% or 13.15 to $1296.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.34% or 0.20 to hit $58.46 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.61% or 0.41 to trade at $67.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1304, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8521.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.727.

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