Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.38%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.38%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Resources and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.38%, while the MDAX index gained 0.05%, and the TecDAX index added 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 2.72% or 0.525 points to trade at 19.800 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 2.45% or 0.380 points to end at 15.900 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 1.24% or 0.097 points to 7.893 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ), which lost 1.81% or 0.960 points to trade at 51.950 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 1.76% or 0.172 points to end at 9.590 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) shed 1.59% or 2.100 points to 130.300.

The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.17% to 91.620, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was up 3.88% to settle at 52.200 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which gained 3.53% to close at 24.960.

The worst performers were Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which was down 2.69% to 27.860 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 2.33% to settle at 20.530 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 2.20% to 27.15 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 4.99% to 22.320, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 4.73% to settle at 9.8380 and Rational AG (DE: RAAG ) which gained 4.46% to close at 586.00.

The worst performers were Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (DE: BVB ) which was down 6.13% to 8.875 in late trade, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which unchanged 2.61% to settle at 0.11 and Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which was down 2.30% to 2.34 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 370 to 321 and 87 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.07% to 15.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.18% or 2.35 to $1316.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.58% or 0.31 to hit $53.97 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.57 to trade at $62.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1381, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8788.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.007.

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