Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.40%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Chemicals and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.40%, while the MDAX index fell 0.12%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 10.66% or 2.140 points to trade at 22.210 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 1.69% or 2.56 points to end at 153.86 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 1.56% or 1.19 points to 77.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 3.63% or 0.800 points to trade at 21.240 in late trade. Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) declined 3.16% or 2.300 points to end at 70.380 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) shed 0.90% or 0.620 points to 67.900.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which rose 3.69% to 52.050, Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was up 2.34% to settle at 6.214 and CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which gained 2.12% to close at 38.540.

The worst performers were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was down 3.76% to 48.94 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 3.14% to settle at 109.45 and Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 2.71% to 41.70 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which rose 3.25% to 44.50, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was up 2.41% to settle at 42.500 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which gained 1.27% to close at 3.513.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 22.37% to 22.000 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 8.14% to settle at 9.002 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was down 5.54% to 127.800 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 374 to 323 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.84% to 13.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.94% or 11.30 to $1187.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.82% or 0.59 to hit $72.16 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.67% or 0.54 to trade at $81.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.53% to 1.1678, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8909.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 94.38.

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