Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.24%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Media , Food & Beverages and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.24%, while the MDAX index lost 0.40%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ), which rose 3.90% or 4.30 points to trade at 114.60 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) added 2.57% or 0.272 points to end at 10.858 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) was up 1.54% or 1.180 points to 77.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which lost 1.68% or 2.92 points to trade at 170.80 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 1.68% or 3.25 points to end at 190.35 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) shed 1.47% or 1.55 points to 104.20.

The top performers on the MDAX were Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which rose 3.74% to 50.800, Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which was up 3.32% to settle at 108.800 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which gained 1.83% to close at 66.600.

The worst performers were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 9.26% to 28.2200 in late trade, Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which lost 2.80% to settle at 43.81 and Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 2.68% to 9.002 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 13.80% to 21.240, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was up 10.97% to settle at 36.620 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 4.03% to close at 14.200.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 4.30% to 12.700 in late trade, S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which lost 2.09% to settle at 21.600 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was down 0.98% to 42.480 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 391 to 298 and 85 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.50% to 14.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.05% or 0.60 to $1313.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.10% or 2.14 to hit $71.20 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 3.07% or 2.30 to trade at $77.15 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1853, while EUR/GBP fell 0.24% to 0.8740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.92.

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