Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Chemicals , Industrials and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Software , Media and Retail sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which rose 5.40% or 2.510 points to trade at 48.990 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 3.16% or 1.400 points to end at 45.670 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) was up 1.36% or 0.300 points to 22.430 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 13.32% or 22.300 points to trade at 145.100 in late trade. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) declined 1.53% or 0.400 points to end at 25.690 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) shed 1.09% or 0.980 points to 88.830.
The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 4.91% to 47.000, Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which was up 4.09% to settle at 18.6000 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 3.39% to close at 112.800.
The worst performers were Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 2.24% to 32.36 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 1.78% to settle at 15.7400 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 1.66% to 95.0500 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which rose 4.16% to 28.0600, Corestate Capital Holding SA (DE: CCAG ) which was up 3.70% to settle at 33.6500 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which gained 2.90% to close at 30.20.
The worst performers were Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which was down 5.81% to 48.600 in late trade, Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which lost 4.59% to settle at 2.60 and Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which was down 2.89% to 22.1400 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 371 to 292 and 112 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.07% to 17.52.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.06% or 0.80 to $1309.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.76% or 1.47 to hit $54.78 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.86% or 1.14 to trade at $62.34 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1418, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8741.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.597.
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