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 Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Software and Retail sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Industrials , Food & Beverages and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.24% to hit a new 3-month high, while the MDAX index lost 0.01%, and the TecDAX index added 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ), which rose 1.80% or 1.500 points to trade at 85.000 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 1.78% or 1.200 points to end at 68.640 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) was up 0.93% or 1.100 points to 119.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which lost 1.25% or 0.640 points to trade at 50.500 in late trade. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) declined 1.07% or 0.570 points to end at 52.910 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 0.85% or 0.069 points to 8.063.

The top performers on the MDAX were Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which rose 4.31% to 26.650, Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which was up 3.01% to settle at 21.22 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 1.93% to close at 32.73.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 9.03% to 87.48 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 3.86% to settle at 23.400 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 3.02% to 8.03 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 3.04% to 8.2700, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was up 1.79% to settle at 312.50 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which gained 1.37% to close at 77.600.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 3.17% to 8.55 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which lost 1.68% to settle at 86.780 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 1.18% to 21.760 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 362 to 335 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.92% to 14.47 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.07% or 0.95 to $1286.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $56.61 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.09 to trade at $65.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1306, while EUR/GBP fell 0.13% to 0.8582.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 96.762.

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