Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Transportation & Logistics and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Media , Software and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.17%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.37%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 1.73% or 1.160 points to trade at 68.240 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 1.66% or 0.360 points to end at 22.040 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 1.56% or 1.52 points to 98.94 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 4.72% or 6.300 points to trade at 127.050 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 2.51% or 0.202 points to end at 7.858 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 1.99% or 1.36 points to 67.04.

The top performers on the MDAX were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which rose 3.16% to 27.780, Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was up 2.60% to settle at 26.800 and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which gained 2.18% to close at 10.77.

The worst performers were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 3.14% to 14.9500 in late trade, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which lost 1.83% to settle at 6.974 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which was down 1.51% to 32.010 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 4.85% to 12.650, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was up 3.55% to settle at 8.900 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which gained 2.76% to close at 32.740.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 4.72% to 127.050 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 4.35% to settle at 6.60 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was down 1.90% to 51.650 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 357 to 322 and 102 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.05% to 14.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.62% or 7.95 to $1299.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $56.86 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.09 to trade at $66.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1294, while EUR/GBP rose 1.09% to 0.8643.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.938.

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