Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Retail and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.13% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index fell 0.11%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ), which rose 3.57% or 3.360 points to trade at 97.440 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) added 1.67% or 1.950 points to end at 118.900 and Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) was up 1.20% or 1.900 points to 160.400 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which lost 3.43% or 1.730 points to trade at 48.750 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 3.11% or 0.690 points to end at 21.520 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 1.90% or 0.980 points to 50.580.

The top performers on the MDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 5.65% to 164.500, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was up 2.91% to settle at 33.960 and Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE: B4B ) which gained 2.58% to close at 15.1000.

The worst performers were Knorr-Bremse AG (DE: KBX ) which was down 5.98% to 96.65 in late trade, Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which lost 2.82% to settle at 551.50 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 2.47% to 20.540 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 8.42% to 10.30, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was up 6.77% to settle at 17.500 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 5.65% to close at 164.500.

The worst performers were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 2.67% to 35.70 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which lost 1.44% to settle at 87.360 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 1.28% to 88.400 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 365 to 332 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.22% to 14.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 3.55 to $1285.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.60% or 0.38 to hit $63.88 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.88% or 0.63 to trade at $72.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.27% to 1.1215, while EUR/GBP fell 0.50% to 0.8600.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 97.232.

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