Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.42%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Transportation & Logistics and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Consumer & Cyclical and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.42%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.84%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 2.20% or 1.500 points to trade at 69.740 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.68% or 0.810 points to end at 49.110 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 1.49% or 1.00 points to 68.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 5.49% or 6.975 points to trade at 120.075 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 2.38% or 5.00 points to end at 204.80 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 2.10% or 0.206 points to 9.603.

The top performers on the MDAX were Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which rose 3.57% to 23.24, Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which was up 3.23% to settle at 81.900 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 3.08% to close at 137.100.

The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 1.75% to 50.450 in late trade, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which lost 1.26% to settle at 25.840 and Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which was down 1.21% to 77.550 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 3.08% to 137.100, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was up 2.33% to settle at 37.84 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 1.73% to close at 21.150.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 5.49% to 120.075 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 2.09% to settle at 26.7000 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.91% to 8.730 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 426 to 255 and 97 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.22% to 14.52.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.84% or 10.95 to $1309.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.25% or 1.28 to hit $58.15 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.12% or 0.75 to trade at $67.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1305, while EUR/GBP fell 0.82% to 0.8560.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.688.

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