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

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financial Services , Chemicals and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Utilities and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.57%, while the MDAX index lost 0.46%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Merck KGAA O.N. (DE: MRK ), which rose 1.17% or 1.050 points to trade at 91.000 at the close. Deutsche Boerse NA O.N. (DE: DB1Gn ) added 0.95% or 0.750 points to end at 79.500 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 0.88% or 0.27 points to 31.07 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 3.11% or 0.275 points to trade at 8.560 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 2.93% or 0.345 points to end at 11.420 and Bay.Motoren Werke AG ST (DE: BMWG ) shed 2.58% or 1.960 points to 73.930.

The top performers on the MDAX were DMG Mori Seiki AG (DE: GILG ) which rose 1.58% to 42.000, Kuka AG (DE: KU2G ) which was up 1.56% to settle at 107.650 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which gained 1.43% to close at 34.43.

The worst performers were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 4.10% to 45.030 in late trade, Salzgitter AG O.N. (DE: SZGG ) which lost 2.89% to settle at 27.860 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 2.83% to 25.60 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 8.53% to 27.730, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 2.01% to settle at 253.250 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 1.99% to close at 53.200.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 3.85% to 14.840 in late trade, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which lost 1.65% to settle at 8.870 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 1.64% to 9.227 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 559 to 280 and 24 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 5.92% to 21.30.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was down 0.69% or 8.45 to $1209.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $49.05 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.07 to trade at $49.96 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.1155, while EUR/GBP rose 0.99% to 0.7747.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.21% at 95.63.

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