Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Media , Construction and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Transportation & Logistics and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which rose 3.41% or 4.85 points to trade at 147.27 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 1.59% or 1.44 points to end at 91.98 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) was up 1.36% or 0.780 points to 58.000 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 8.11% or 1.527 points to trade at 17.308 in late trade. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) declined 2.12% or 1.970 points to end at 90.890 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 2.05% or 1.190 points to 56.970.
The top performers on the MDAX were Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which rose 5.97% to 31.4300, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was up 2.51% to settle at 50.72 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which gained 2.43% to close at 46.380.
The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 3.44% to 75.34 in late trade, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which lost 3.48% to settle at 25.655 and Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 2.95% to 33.58 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 19.12% to 10.3250, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was up 4.24% to settle at 14.74 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which gained 3.68% to close at 47.920.
The worst performers were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 5.95% to 33.820 in late trade, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which lost 4.58% to settle at 13.550 and Rational AG (DE: RAAG ) which was down 4.33% to 508.00 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 362 to 305 and 29 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.51% to 22.48.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.54% or 6.70 to $1225.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.57% or 0.38 to hit $66.66 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.05% or 0.81 to trade at $76.53 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8929.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 96.61.
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