Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.04%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer & Cyclical and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Media , Retail and Basic Resources sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.04%, while the MDAX index declined 0.41%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 3.64% or 0.760 points to trade at 21.650 at the close. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 1.45% or 1.420 points to end at 99.580 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 1.37% or 0.127 points to 9.400 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ), which lost 1.36% or 0.780 points to trade at 56.450 in late trade. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) declined 1.01% or 0.840 points to end at 82.450 and Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) shed 1.00% or 1.86 points to 184.80.

The top performers on the MDAX were Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which rose 5.17% to 80.310, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 1.90% to settle at 38.10 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which gained 1.19% to close at 186.50.

The worst performers were Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 9.59% to 6.300 in late trade, Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which lost 6.55% to settle at 43.060 and Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which was down 5.20% to 36.650 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 3.52% to 20.600, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was up 3.07% to settle at 131.100 and Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which gained 2.93% to close at 86.000.

The worst performers were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 9.23% to 39.120 in late trade, United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which lost 4.70% to settle at 43.960 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 4.64% to 100.800 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 359 to 343 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.64% to 18.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 4.00 to $1202.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.58% or 0.39 to hit $66.81 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.30% or 0.22 to trade at $72.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.62% to 1.1339, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8918.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.59.

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