Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Basic Resources and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Retail and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.06%, while the MDAX index added 0.08%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 8.73% or 1.935 points to trade at 24.105 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 2.30% or 0.252 points to end at 11.188 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 1.59% or 0.145 points to 9.236 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 4.29% or 2.960 points to trade at 66.020 in late trade. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) declined 2.16% or 1.840 points to end at 83.540 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) shed 0.92% or 1.00 points to 107.25.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which rose 8.03% to 48.310, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 2.30% to settle at 124.55 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which gained 2.26% to close at 54.200.

The worst performers were Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 2.94% to 29.72 in late trade, Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which lost 2.37% to settle at 63.900 and Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 1.34% to 48.58 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 4.21% to 36.120, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 2.12% to settle at 149.150 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which gained 0.79% to close at 140.40.

The worst performers were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 7.77% to 19.000 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 5.00% to settle at 24.70 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 3.97% to 278.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 398 to 306 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.13% to 15.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.21% or 2.60 to $1223.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.45% or 1.02 to hit $69.11 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.87% or 0.66 to trade at $74.89 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1704, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8914.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 94.27.

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