Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.29%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Media and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Telecoms and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.29% to hit a new 1-month low, while the MDAX index declined 0.16%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ), which rose 2.21% or 2.060 points to trade at 95.240 at the close. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) added 1.70% or 0.153 points to end at 9.163 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 1.41% or 0.270 points to 19.390 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.65% or 0.550 points to trade at 20.220 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 2.50% or 0.540 points to end at 21.040 and Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) shed 1.61% or 0.460 points to 28.050.

The top performers on the MDAX were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which rose 1.97% to 63.26, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was up 1.75% to settle at 23.8300 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which gained 1.61% to close at 31.520.

The worst performers were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was down 1.80% to 37.170 in late trade, Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which lost 1.50% to settle at 461.00 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 1.31% to 108.95 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 4.34% to 145.500, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was up 4.04% to settle at 56.70 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 3.79% to close at 88.900.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 6.92% to 8.716 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 1.94% to settle at 35.400 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 1.83% to 13.405 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 387 to 338 and 60 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.12% to 18.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.50% or 6.30 to $1262.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.14% or 2.14 to hit $70.22 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.89% or 1.41 to trade at $75.96 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1667, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8813.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.22.

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