Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.35%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financial Services , Software and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Construction , Basic Resources and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.35%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.80%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ), which rose 3.17% or 2.850 points to trade at 92.640 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 2.28% or 4.10 points to end at 184.00 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 1.57% or 0.63 points to 40.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which lost 1.41% or 1.320 points to trade at 92.300 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 1.38% or 0.350 points to end at 25.010 and Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) shed 1.35% or 2.60 points to 189.45.

The top performers on the MDAX were Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which rose 3.91% to 72.220, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was up 3.73% to settle at 75.680 and Rational AG (BS: RAAd ) which gained 2.89% to close at 552.00.

The worst performers were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 1.44% to 41.000 in late trade, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which lost 1.18% to settle at 50.040 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was down 0.95% to 57.10 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 2.34% to 12.470, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 1.95% to settle at 88.750 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which gained 1.20% to close at 57.540.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 3.32% to 13.840 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 3.12% to settle at 26.700 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 2.50% to 11.105 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 399 to 331 and 85 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.30% to 12.33.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.01% or 0.20 to $1334.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.82% or 0.53 to hit $63.77 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.47% or 1.03 to trade at $69.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.2243, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8890.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 90.36.

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