Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.07%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Media sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Financial Services , Industrials and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.07%, while the MDAX index added 0.07%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 2.11% or 1.440 points to trade at 69.810 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 2.04% or 0.325 points to end at 16.280 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) was up 1.65% or 0.640 points to 39.460 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which lost 2.34% or 0.76 points to trade at 31.45 in late trade. Siemens AG (DE: SIEGn ) declined 2.11% or 2.250 points to end at 104.250 and Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ) shed 1.50% or 0.175 points to 11.500.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which rose 2.62% to 57.980, Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which was up 2.59% to settle at 53.400 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which gained 1.68% to close at 28.180.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 2.90% to 65.900 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which lost 2.54% to settle at 51.105 and Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 1.59% to 38.745 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.24% to 28.700, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 3.32% to settle at 37.200 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 3.04% to close at 17.820.

The worst performers were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 16.59% to 31.20 in late trade, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which lost 7.67% to settle at 7.340 and Aixtron SE (F: AIXC ) which was down 6.91% to 4.190 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 467 to 405 and 19 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.68% to 18.03.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.20% or 2.55 to $1269.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.63% or 0.80 to hit $49.98 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.70% or 0.85 to trade at $50.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.0892, while EUR/GBP rose 0.49% to 0.8951.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.36% at 98.94.

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