Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.57%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Financial Services and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Basic Resources sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.57% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.23%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ), which rose 2.12% or 1.230 points to trade at 59.310 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) added 1.44% or 0.63 points to end at 44.23 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) was up 1.30% or 0.290 points to 22.590 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 1.96% or 2.400 points to trade at 120.100 in late trade. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) declined 1.71% or 1.220 points to end at 70.160 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) shed 1.20% or 1.14 points to 93.78.

The top performers on the MDAX were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which rose 2.62% to 32.060, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was up 2.24% to settle at 49.24 and Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which gained 2.19% to close at 39.750.

The worst performers were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 5.50% to 31.10 in late trade, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which lost 2.42% to settle at 36.64 and Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which was down 2.13% to 50.500 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 4.58% to 21.020, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was up 1.58% to settle at 2.897 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 1.27% to close at 151.900.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 2.46% to 8.915 in late trade, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which lost 2.42% to settle at 36.64 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 2.20% to 9.9020 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 395 to 318 and 65 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.11% to 12.45.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.14% or 1.85 to $1274.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $63.69 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.13 to trade at $71.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.58% to 1.1228, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8647.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 97.153.

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