Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.24%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Construction , Transportation & Logistics and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Media and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.24%, while the MDAX index declined 0.30%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which rose 2.11% or 1.820 points to trade at 88.230 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) added 1.48% or 0.420 points to end at 28.710 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) was up 1.11% or 0.870 points to 79.250 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 3.55% or 0.500 points to trade at 13.580 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 1.52% or 0.535 points to end at 34.765 and Deutsche Boerse AG Z.UMT. (DE: DB11 ) shed 1.13% or 0.79 points to 69.26.

The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 2.07% to 38.865, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 1.43% to settle at 48.330 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which gained 1.14% to close at 27.115.

The worst performers were Rational AG (DE: RAAd ) which was down 4.19% to 442.850 in late trade, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which lost 2.04% to settle at 12.99 and Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which was down 2.03% to 32.265 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which rose 5.30% to 38.760, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 1.92% to settle at 32.310 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 1.76% to close at 41.000.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (F: AIXC ) which was down 5.39% to 4.567 in late trade, STRATEC Biomedical AG (DE: SBSG ) which lost 3.30% to settle at 48.545 and Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 2.55% to 29.23 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 437 to 434 and 27 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.69% to 24.67 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.25% or 3.20 to $1276.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.51% or 0.23 to hit $45.12 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.12 to trade at $46.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1026, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8915.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.13% at 97.91.

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