Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Software , Food & Beverages and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Chemicals and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.19%, while the MDAX index fell 0.04%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which rose 3.42% or 3.540 points to trade at 107.000 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 1.44% or 1.260 points to end at 88.460 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 1.33% or 0.270 points to 20.540 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ), which lost 5.49% or 4.580 points to trade at 78.920 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 5.18% or 1.195 points to end at 21.855 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 2.49% or 3.90 points to 152.90.

The top performers on the MDAX were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which rose 2.64% to 43.520, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was up 2.51% to settle at 22.4500 and Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which gained 2.39% to close at 429.00.

The worst performers were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 6.65% to 30.190 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 4.16% to settle at 35.46 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 3.17% to 10.86 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 7.88% to 135.500, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 5.25% to settle at 114.300 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 4.91% to close at 191.400.

The worst performers were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 2.02% to 60.500 in late trade, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which lost 1.00% to settle at 37.62 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 0.92% to 12.930 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 358 to 341 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.88% to 13.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.14% or 1.70 to $1206.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $72.06 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.79% or 0.64 to trade at $81.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1772, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8942.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 93.69.

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