Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.14%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Consumer & Cyclical and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Financial Services , Utilities and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.14%, while the MDAX index fell 0.59%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 7.23% or 0.845 points to trade at 12.540 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 3.80% or 0.238 points to end at 6.498 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was up 2.93% or 7.70 points to 270.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 1.95% or 0.430 points to trade at 21.640 in late trade. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) declined 1.74% or 1.850 points to end at 104.300 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) shed 1.65% or 2.450 points to 146.300.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which rose 5.54% to 29.55, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was up 3.14% to settle at 14.115 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 2.19% to close at 59.740.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 4.83% to 82.8000 in late trade, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which lost 4.10% to settle at 34.180 and Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which was down 3.63% to 41.400 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 5.11% to 16.870, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was up 3.97% to settle at 11.00 and S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which gained 2.36% to close at 20.42.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 5.07% to 82.900 in late trade, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which lost 2.21% to settle at 29.160 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 2.20% to 84.350 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 378 to 320 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.13% to 15.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.33% or 4.65 to $1414.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.80% or 1.62 to hit $59.45 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.15% or 1.38 to trade at $65.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1380, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8962.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 95.632.

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