Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Insurance , Chemicals and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Financial Services and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.06%, while the MDAX index lost 0.47%, and the TecDAX index added 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 0.86% or 1.65 points to trade at 193.55 at the close. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) added 0.81% or 0.560 points to end at 70.100 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) was up 0.66% or 0.95 points to 144.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 2.25% or 0.170 points to trade at 7.376 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 1.79% or 0.315 points to end at 17.315 and Deutsche Boerse AG Z.UMT. (DE: DB11 ) shed 1.40% or 1.12 points to 78.68.

The top performers on the MDAX were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which rose 1.85% to 57.77, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was up 1.84% to settle at 78.400 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which gained 1.57% to close at 38.70.

The worst performers were Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which was down 3.91% to 52.330 in late trade, Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which lost 1.81% to settle at 12.510 and Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 1.68% to 38.405 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 5.14% to 7.751, Software AG O.N. (DE: SOWG ) which was up 2.73% to settle at 35.715 and Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which gained 2.25% to close at 10.470.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 1.00% to 13.860 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 0.94% to settle at 48.275 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 0.30% to 60.150 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 377 to 365 and 28 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.87% to 14.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.52% or 6.35 to $1219.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.24% or 0.13 to hit $53.33 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.05 to trade at $56.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.0584, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.8670.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 101.68.

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