Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Retail and Food & Beverages sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.09%, while the MDAX index added 0.32%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 1.98% or 0.420 points to trade at 21.600 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.48% or 0.920 points to end at 63.000 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 1.16% or 0.103 points to 8.964 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.29% or 0.470 points to trade at 20.070 in late trade. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) declined 1.46% or 0.460 points to end at 31.080 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) shed 1.39% or 1.110 points to 78.720.

The top performers on the MDAX were Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which rose 3.41% to 108.58, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was up 3.21% to settle at 31.160 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which gained 1.93% to close at 195.30.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 2.42% to 113.00 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 2.40% to settle at 34.61 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 2.02% to 27.12 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which rose 2.19% to 25.24, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 1.36% to settle at 93.150 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which gained 1.09% to close at 39.930.

The worst performers were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 5.59% to 43.10 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 9.800 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 2.01% to 141.600 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 344 to 340 and 90 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.17% to 13.84.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.56% or 6.80 to $1198.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.58% or 0.42 to hit $71.86 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.25% or 0.20 to trade at $81.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1749, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8918.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 93.84.

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