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 Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Basic Resources and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Food & Beverages sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.06% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.19%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 3.32% or 0.670 points to trade at 20.835 at the close. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) added 2.77% or 0.255 points to end at 9.462 and Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) was up 2.49% or 4.05 points to 166.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 1.67% or 0.230 points to trade at 13.570 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 1.34% or 0.280 points to end at 20.575 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 1.33% or 0.930 points to 68.750.

The top performers on the MDAX were Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which rose 5.91% to 22.300, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was up 3.77% to settle at 39.320 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which gained 1.64% to close at 64.620.

The worst performers were Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was down 7.11% to 136.55 in late trade, Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which lost 1.35% to settle at 70.850 and Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 1.31% to 9.850 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which rose 8.36% to 35.45, GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was up 0.88% to settle at 16.030 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 0.79% to close at 32.600.

The worst performers were S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which was down 2.93% to 18.299 in late trade, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which lost 1.79% to settle at 12.620 and Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 1.78% to 5.580 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 390 to 369 and 26 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.42% to 12.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.44% or 5.83 to $1316.43 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.74% or 0.87 to hit $50.77 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.90% or 1.05 to trade at $56.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.2000, while EUR/GBP fell 0.37% to 0.8850.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 91.51.

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