Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.04%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Software , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Telecoms and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.04%, while the MDAX index gained 0.19%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 16.79% or 17.675 points to trade at 122.950 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 1.96% or 1.80 points to end at 93.76 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) was up 1.19% or 1.040 points to 88.540 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.08% or 0.330 points to trade at 15.555 in late trade. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) declined 1.62% or 0.860 points to end at 52.170 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 1.27% or 1.90 points to 147.66.

The top performers on the MDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 5.06% to 120.500, Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which was up 3.35% to settle at 70.900 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 2.41% to close at 20.800.

The worst performers were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was down 3.02% to 39.16 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 2.51% to settle at 37.26 and Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which was down 1.94% to 18.2000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which rose 9.68% to 48.040, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which was up 7.51% to settle at 54.400 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which gained 3.88% to close at 268.00.

The worst performers were Stabilus (DE: STAB ) which was down 10.55% to 48.66 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 4.34% to settle at 9.91 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 4.17% to 21.140 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 367 to 330 and 83 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.12% to 16.08 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.27% or 3.55 to $1318.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.88% or 1.04 to hit $54.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.81% or 0.51 to trade at $62.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1437, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8756.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.537.

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