Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.28%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.28%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Consumer & Cyclical and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Retail , Utilities and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.28% to hit a new 3-month high, while the MDAX index declined 0.35%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 1.85% or 2.000 points to trade at 110.100 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 1.73% or 0.350 points to end at 20.630 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) was up 1.32% or 0.730 points to 56.220 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 1.27% or 0.170 points to trade at 13.165 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 1.25% or 0.300 points to end at 23.700 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 0.82% or 0.063 points to 7.582.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which rose 5.01% to 19.395, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which was up 2.80% to settle at 7.405 and Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which gained 1.96% to close at 48.820.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 2.52% to 158.600 in late trade, Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which lost 2.14% to settle at 36.21 and Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 1.87% to 60.500 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which rose 13.34% to 10.450, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 2.21% to settle at 29.6400 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 1.85% to close at 110.100.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 2.52% to 158.600 in late trade, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which lost 1.89% to settle at 36.36 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 1.81% to 44.360 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 353 to 351 and 74 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.18% to 14.54.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.14% or 1.85 to $1293.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $62.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.75% or 0.52 to trade at $69.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1216, while EUR/GBP rose 0.54% to 0.8580.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 96.942.

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