Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Technology and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Telecoms and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 3.90% or 4.600 points to trade at 122.500 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 3.61% or 0.475 points to end at 13.650 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) was up 3.03% or 4.74 points to 161.36 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 3.40% or 1.735 points to trade at 49.225 in late trade. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) declined 3.31% or 2.440 points to end at 71.380 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) shed 1.14% or 0.170 points to 14.780.
The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.17% to 91.080, Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was up 3.21% to settle at 23.16 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which gained 2.80% to close at 36.390.
The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 4.52% to 152.100 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 4.06% to settle at 22.240 and Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 3.87% to 65.900 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.17% to 91.080, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 3.90% to settle at 122.500 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which gained 2.80% to close at 36.390.
The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 4.52% to 152.100 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 4.06% to settle at 22.240 and Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which was down 3.85% to 34.440 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 421 to 289 and 69 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.21% to 12.59.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.07% or 0.85 to $1276.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $63.98 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $71.76 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1300, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8666.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.648.
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