Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.36%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Financial Services and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Basic Resources and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.36% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index fell 0.01%, and the TecDAX index added 1.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 1.35% or 0.330 points to trade at 24.690 at the close. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) added 1.32% or 1.170 points to end at 89.670 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.26% or 1.240 points to 99.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 0.97% or 0.150 points to trade at 15.340 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 0.56% or 0.140 points to end at 24.900 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) shed 0.49% or 0.46 points to 93.06.

The top performers on the MDAX were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which rose 2.65% to 64.000, Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which was up 1.75% to settle at 78.920 and Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which gained 1.28% to close at 16.630.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 10.68% to 0.53 in late trade, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which lost 4.89% to settle at 17.295 and Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which was down 1.61% to 45.140 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 6.50% to 105.950, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 3.72% to settle at 14.500 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which gained 3.62% to close at 286.00.

The worst performers were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 2.88% to 7.080 in late trade, Qiagen NV (DE: QGEN ) which lost 2.13% to settle at 26.610 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was down 1.38% to 28.680 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 496 to 237 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.89% to 12.52.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.35% or 4.60 to $1317.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.18% or 0.11 to hit $61.55 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.15% or 0.10 to trade at $67.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.45% to 1.1975, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.8826.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 92.04.

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