Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer & Cyclical and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Media and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.11%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.42%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 1.03% or 0.160 points to trade at 15.720 at the close. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) added 0.71% or 0.052 points to end at 7.352 and Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) was up 0.61% or 1.05 points to 173.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which lost 0.77% or 0.065 points to trade at 8.370 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 0.48% or 0.4200 points to end at 87.0600 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 0.48% or 0.110 points to 22.725.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fraport AG (DE: FRAG ) which rose 4.37% to 69.560, Rational AG (BS: RAAd ) which was up 2.18% to settle at 445.05 and Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which gained 2.00% to close at 4.65.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which was down 4.85% to 71.140 in late trade, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which lost 2.05% to settle at 35.510 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 1.11% to 15.62 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which rose 8.22% to 11.677, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 2.97% to settle at 94.620 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 1.14% to close at 9.935.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 3.42% to 22.605 in late trade, Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which lost 2.63% to settle at 29.420 and Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 2.04% to 10.095 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 396 to 334 and 34 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.34% to 17.11 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.42% or 5.25 to $1253.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.04% or 0.53 to hit $51.68 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.90% or 0.49 to trade at $54.85 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.0656, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8537.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 100.53.

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