Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.16%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Telecoms and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Retail and Food & Beverages sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.16% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index lost 0.34%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 2.59% or 1.960 points to trade at 77.490 at the close. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) added 1.53% or 1.70 points to end at 112.65 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 1.42% or 0.129 points to 9.202 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 1.30% or 0.094 points to trade at 7.155 in late trade. Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ) declined 1.11% or 0.180 points to end at 16.050 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) shed 0.92% or 0.810 points to 86.900.

The top performers on the MDAX were Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which rose 2.73% to 15.610, Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was up 2.06% to settle at 33.520 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which gained 1.21% to close at 113.15.

The worst performers were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was down 2.86% to 67.250 in late trade, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which lost 2.07% to settle at 15.16 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 1.94% to 63.740 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 3.69% to 5.335, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was up 2.13% to settle at 4.605 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 1.80% to close at 23.750.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 3.62% to 83.500 in late trade, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which lost 3.38% to settle at 9.457 and S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which was down 3.34% to 13.387 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 422 to 344 and 18 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.03% to 15.11.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.54% or 6.83 to $1250.17 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.15% or 0.07 to hit $47.59 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.04 to trade at $50.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.0920, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8457.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 98.92.

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