Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.12%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Software and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Retail and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.12%, while the MDAX index gained 0.02%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ), which rose 1.37% or 0.420 points to trade at 31.090 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 1.16% or 0.260 points to end at 22.580 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) was up 1.08% or 0.250 points to 23.350 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 2.89% or 0.280 points to trade at 9.400 in late trade. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) declined 2.71% or 1.880 points to end at 67.380 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) shed 2.10% or 3.95 points to 183.80.

The top performers on the MDAX were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which rose 5.53% to 33.220, Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which was up 5.46% to settle at 70.850 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 3.45% to close at 128.90.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 4.79% to 43.17 in late trade, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which lost 3.17% to settle at 25.660 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 1.70% to 30.14 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 10.36% to 18.198, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was up 4.64% to settle at 13.990 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 3.37% to close at 35.540.

The worst performers were Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 4.18% to 286.50 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 3.07% to settle at 8.906 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 2.17% to 146.550 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 374 to 333 and 73 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.14% to 15.78.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.07% or 0.80 to $1217.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.82% or 2.64 to hit $66.53 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 3.46% or 2.58 to trade at $72.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1596, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.9007.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 95.06.

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