Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.02%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.02% – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Construction , Utilities and Media sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Technology and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.02%, while the MDAX index added 0.02%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which rose 6.59% or 5.590 points to trade at 90.360 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) added 1.71% or 1.550 points to end at 91.960 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) was up 1.67% or 0.465 points to 28.350 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 3.64% or 1.010 points to trade at 26.750 in late trade. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) declined 2.22% or 3.60 points to end at 158.30 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 1.28% or 2.80 points to 216.60.

The top performers on the MDAX were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which rose 7.36% to 14.37, Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which was up 4.28% to settle at 51.930 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which gained 4.25% to close at 70.690.

The worst performers were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was down 6.60% to 108.200 in late trade, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which lost 5.43% to settle at 3.56 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 3.50% to 56.450 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which rose 3.88% to 71.230, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was up 2.62% to settle at 47.465 and Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which gained 2.52% to close at 36.40.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 7.93% to 17.125 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 4.89% to settle at 92.040 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 4.79% to 39.555 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 420 to 334 and 36 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.78% to 12.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.82% or 10.43 to $1286.23 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.17% or 0.10 to hit $57.30 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.30 to trade at $63.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1591, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8845.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 94.77.

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