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 Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Basic Resources and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.07% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index climbed 0.29%, and the TecDAX index declined 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 2.97% or 0.645 points to trade at 22.370 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 1.24% or 0.260 points to end at 21.280 and Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) was up 1.01% or 1.75 points to 175.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ), which lost 2.33% or 2.26 points to trade at 94.64 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 1.39% or 0.330 points to end at 23.485 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 0.84% or 1.00 points to 118.60.

The top performers on the MDAX were Airbus Group SE (F: AIRG ) which rose 4.81% to 80.700, Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was up 3.18% to settle at 149.45 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which gained 1.76% to close at 58.350.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 1.64% to 3.79 in late trade, Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which lost 1.27% to settle at 10.535 and Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which was down 1.20% to 16.890 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 1.53% to 37.550, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was up 0.89% to settle at 45.955 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 0.62% to close at 64.900.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 7.61% to 75.300 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 3.15% to settle at 9.300 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 2.99% to 10.690 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 410 to 336 and 39 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.52% to 11.26.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.20% or 15.65 to $1287.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.83% or 0.43 to hit $51.44 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.73% or 0.42 to trade at $57.40 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.34% to 1.1756, while EUR/GBP rose 0.18% to 0.8917.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 93.47.

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