Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.08%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Chemicals sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.08%, while the MDAX index added 0.28%, and the TecDAX index added 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 1.29% or 0.92 points to trade at 72.35 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 0.94% or 0.185 points to end at 19.845 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 0.69% or 0.64 points to 93.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which lost 2.23% or 1.540 points to trade at 67.440 in late trade. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) declined 2.16% or 2.600 points to end at 117.900 and Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) shed 1.89% or 2.850 points to 147.900.

The top performers on the MDAX were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which rose 4.62% to 53.04, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 4.61% to settle at 96.16 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which gained 2.49% to close at 25.550.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 1.95% to 32.11 in late trade, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which lost 1.90% to settle at 7.234 and Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was down 1.70% to 492.50 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 4.23% to 13.300, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 3.59% to settle at 8.0260 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 2.43% to close at 143.600.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 2.46% to 26.2200 in late trade, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which lost 2.16% to settle at 117.900 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 0.83% to 35.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 417 to 274 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.05% to 15.06 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.86% or 11.15 to $1288.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.81% or 0.45 to hit $56.25 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.32% or 0.21 to trade at $65.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.42% to 1.1326, while EUR/GBP fell 0.13% to 0.8601.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.640.

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