Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.76%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Insurance and Retail sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Chemicals , Industrials and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.76%, while the MDAX index fell 0.27%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 1.49% or 0.52 points to trade at 35.01 at the close. Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) added 1.36% or 2.45 points to end at 182.05 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 0.95% or 1.85 points to 196.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 6.48% or 1.075 points to trade at 15.525 in late trade. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) declined 3.75% or 3.480 points to end at 89.250 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 2.95% or 3.30 points to 108.45.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which rose 3.63% to 51.710, Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was up 1.88% to settle at 68.370 and LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which gained 1.56% to close at 82.790.

The worst performers were Airbus Group SE (F: AIRG ) which was down 2.86% to 72.154 in late trade, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which lost 1.90% to settle at 35.180 and Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which was down 1.79% to 68.943 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which rose 2.36% to 81.890, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 2.27% to settle at 88.660 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 2.05% to close at 64.800.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 5.22% to 37.030 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 3.80% to settle at 11.890 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 1.99% to 7.799 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 394 to 373 and 19 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.01% to 13.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.63% or 7.89 to $1257.29 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.64% or 0.31 to hit $49.06 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.96% or 0.49 to trade at $51.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.67% to 1.1656, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8925.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 93.91.

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