Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.32%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Insurance and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Telecoms and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.32%, while the MDAX index fell 0.35%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 4.20% or 0.356 points to trade at 8.826 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 3.64% or 0.835 points to end at 23.790 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 2.28% or 0.445 points to 19.990 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 1.60% or 0.600 points to trade at 36.950 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 1.49% or 2.55 points to end at 168.75 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) shed 1.21% or 0.210 points to 17.095.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which rose 2.12% to 70.403, Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which was up 1.46% to settle at 63.900 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which gained 1.37% to close at 33.185.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 3.78% to 47.395 in late trade, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which lost 1.55% to settle at 65.630 and Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which was down 1.51% to 111.100 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 7.28% to 28.155, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was up 2.84% to settle at 12.135 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 2.74% to close at 13.120.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 3.22% to 11.880 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which lost 1.98% to settle at 24.745 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 1.63% to 46.670 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 405 to 335 and 27 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.23% to 12.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.09% or 14.15 to $1279.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.26% or 0.12 to hit $45.84 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.03 to trade at $48.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.43% to 1.1208, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8671.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 97.01.

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