Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.46%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Technology and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.46%, while the MDAX index added 0.16%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 3.50% or 0.780 points to trade at 23.050 at the close. Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) added 1.58% or 0.740 points to end at 47.530 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) was up 1.33% or 1.180 points to 89.740 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 4.76% or 5.100 points to trade at 102.000 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 4.10% or 0.318 points to end at 7.436 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) shed 2.97% or 3.400 points to 111.100.

The top performers on the MDAX were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which rose 5.31% to 40.860, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was up 3.19% to settle at 27.500 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 2.81% to close at 81.120.

The worst performers were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 3.93% to 14.4100 in late trade, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which lost 3.36% to settle at 7.013 and RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which was down 2.23% to 50.500 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 2.81% to 81.120, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was up 2.65% to settle at 9.110 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 2.00% to close at 21.980.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 4.76% to 102.000 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 2.71% to settle at 13.630 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 1.60% to 83.000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 377 to 323 and 79 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 9.36% to 16.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.48% or 6.20 to $1307.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $60.23 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.34 to trade at $68.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.53% to 1.1350, while EUR/GBP rose 0.57% to 0.8696.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.87% at 96.025.

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