Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.52%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Basic Resources and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Construction , Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.52% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index lost 0.71%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ), which rose 7.89% or 0.825 points to trade at 11.285 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 3.82% or 0.480 points to end at 13.030 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 2.04% or 0.121 points to 6.053 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 1.37% or 0.530 points to trade at 38.140 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 1.13% or 0.980 points to end at 85.440 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) shed 1.05% or 0.170 points to 15.955.

The top performers on the MDAX were Rational AG (DE: RAAd ) which rose 5.18% to 474.300, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was up 4.54% to settle at 40.170 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which gained 2.13% to close at 18.195.

The worst performers were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 20.24% to 37.900 in late trade, Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which lost 2.33% to settle at 53.230 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 1.65% to 55.97 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 3.48% to 23.490, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was up 2.35% to settle at 41.075 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 2.12% to close at 42.575.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 2.06% to 27.520 in late trade, S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which lost 1.37% to settle at 9.651 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was down 1.35% to 17.185 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 458 to 417 and 23 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.56% to 16.91.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.15% or 1.95 to $1267.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.87% or 0.97 to hit $50.85 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.15% or 1.13 to trade at $51.54 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.0932, while EUR/GBP fell 0.18% to 0.8912.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.37% at 98.23.

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