Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.36%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Media , Telecoms and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Construction , Basic Resources and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.36%, while the MDAX index gained 0.01%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ), which rose 2.65% or 2.24 points to trade at 86.78 at the close. Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) added 1.05% or 1.850 points to end at 178.350 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) was up 1.04% or 0.160 points to 15.480 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 3.06% or 1.430 points to trade at 45.360 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 2.84% or 1.980 points to end at 67.710 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) shed 2.75% or 1.860 points to 65.840.

The top performers on the MDAX were Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which rose 11.82% to 62.450, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 2.65% to settle at 22.460 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 1.93% to close at 87.1500.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 3.26% to 13.500 in late trade, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which lost 2.82% to settle at 10.70 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 2.62% to 74.09 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which rose 3.68% to 67.700, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was up 3.17% to settle at 10.42 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 2.65% to close at 22.460.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 2.78% to 23.100 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which lost 2.76% to settle at 28.200 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 2.60% to 62.140 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 409 to 291 and 77 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.78% to 15.48.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.42% or 5.55 to $1336.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.74% or 1.46 to hit $51.81 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 2.26% or 1.41 to trade at $60.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1299, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8901.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.885.

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