Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.71%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.71%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Food & Beverages and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Media and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.71% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index declined 0.06%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 3.31% or 3.50 points to trade at 109.22 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 2.83% or 1.900 points to end at 69.100 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 2.81% or 2.780 points to 101.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ), which lost 1.02% or 0.980 points to trade at 95.280 in late trade. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) declined 0.66% or 1.24 points to end at 187.26 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) shed 0.56% or 0.170 points to 30.150.

The top performers on the MDAX were Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which rose 3.03% to 11.550, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was up 2.88% to settle at 62.600 and Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which gained 1.92% to close at 16.205.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 3.19% to 0.51 in late trade, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which lost 1.90% to settle at 56.80 and Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which was down 1.70% to 72.760 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 4.65% to 84.450, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 2.32% to settle at 83.950 and Qiagen NV (DE: QGEN ) which gained 1.64% to close at 27.340.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 4.06% to 36.400 in late trade, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which lost 3.67% to settle at 103.800 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 2.22% to 12.530 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 424 to 279 and 109 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.14% to 12.77.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.40% or 5.30 to $1337.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.29% or 0.82 to hit $64.39 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.13% or 0.78 to trade at $69.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.2285, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8787.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 90.01.

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