Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.18%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Retail and Media sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Insurance , Food & Beverages and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.18%, while the MDAX index gained 0.62%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 3.62% or 0.620 points to trade at 17.760 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 2.40% or 3.200 points to end at 136.450 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 1.55% or 0.115 points to 7.551 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 1.59% or 1.03 points to trade at 63.87 in late trade. Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) declined 1.31% or 1.30 points to end at 97.89 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) shed 1.28% or 2.45 points to 188.40.

The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 6.24% to 78.940, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 5.93% to settle at 98.2500 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 5.82% to close at 26.20.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 2.04% to 55.300 in late trade, Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which lost 1.83% to settle at 83.59 and Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was down 1.56% to 442.50 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which rose 8.52% to 52.850, Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which was up 6.37% to settle at 3.09 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which gained 5.96% to close at 24.160.

The worst performers were VTG AG O.N. (DE: VT9G ) which was down 2.00% to 49.000 in late trade, DMG Mori AG (DE: GILG ) which lost 1.35% to settle at 43.900 and Indus Holding AG (DE: INHG ) which was down 1.34% to 40.400 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 480 to 231 and 69 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.88% to 21.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.30% or 3.80 to $1289.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.59% or 1.24 to hit $49.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.82% or 1.04 to trade at $58.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.67% to 1.1469, while EUR/GBP rose 0.35% to 0.8980.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 95.287.

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