Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.56%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.56%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Industrials and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Food & Beverages and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.56%, while the MDAX index added 0.46%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 3.64% or 5.100 points to trade at 145.200 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 2.43% or 0.275 points to end at 11.610 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 2.11% or 1.82 points to 88.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which lost 8.11% or 1.304 points to trade at 14.780 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 1.84% or 0.112 points to end at 5.975 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) shed 0.61% or 0.380 points to 61.640.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which rose 2.94% to 72.94, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was up 2.93% to settle at 35.87 and Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE: AT1 ) which gained 2.18% to close at 7.768.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 7.03% to 13.025 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which lost 3.80% to settle at 26.320 and Knorr-Bremse AG (DE: KBX ) which was down 2.79% to 95.80 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 3.64% to 145.200, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was up 2.93% to settle at 35.87 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 1.76% to close at 173.000.

The worst performers were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) which was down 8.11% to 14.780 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 4.96% to settle at 15.710 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 4.00% to 23.980 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 392 to 321 and 63 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 8.13% to 17.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.16% or 15.25 to $1326.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.45% or 0.24 to hit $53.74 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.29% or 0.18 to trade at $61.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.1220, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8876.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 97.357.

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