Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.07%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer & Cyclical and Media sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Food & Beverages and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.07%, while the MDAX index added 0.14%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which rose 3.40% or 1.060 points to trade at 32.200 at the close. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) added 2.40% or 2.55 points to end at 108.90 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 2.01% or 0.165 points to 8.368 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ), which lost 2.37% or 0.315 points to trade at 12.970 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 1.34% or 1.120 points to end at 82.680 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 0.99% or 0.134 points to 13.448.

The top performers on the MDAX were Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which rose 3.30% to 31.290, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was up 1.90% to settle at 25.210 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which gained 1.06% to close at 66.660.

The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 6.67% to 61.600 in late trade, Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which lost 6.36% to settle at 62.250 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 1.41% to 40.420 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which rose 4.18% to 274.00, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was up 1.17% to settle at 50.300 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which gained 0.52% to close at 13.655.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 3.85% to 46.500 in late trade, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which lost 3.43% to settle at 6.050 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 3.09% to 24.460 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 429 to 295 and 84 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.34% to 19.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.08% or 1.00 to $1331.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.59% or 0.98 to hit $62.66 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.24% or 0.81 to trade at $66.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.2329, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 89.72.

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