Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.31%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.31%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Chemicals and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Technology and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.31% to hit a new 3-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.07%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ), which rose 4.28% or 2.770 points to trade at 67.560 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) added 1.81% or 0.480 points to end at 27.050 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) was up 1.72% or 2.000 points to 118.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which lost 2.78% or 1.960 points to trade at 68.620 in late trade. Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) declined 2.50% or 1.250 points to end at 48.720 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) shed 1.76% or 0.355 points to 19.815.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which rose 2.01% to 60.950, Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was up 1.76% to settle at 26.560 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 1.66% to close at 128.700.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 4.13% to 22.740 in late trade, Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which lost 4.03% to settle at 26.660 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 2.82% to 15.5000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which rose 2.94% to 298.00, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was up 2.10% to settle at 9.730 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 1.85% to close at 27.0300.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 13.49% to 8.4240 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.45% to settle at 22.300 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 1.98% to 32.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 362 to 345 and 73 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.06% to 15.71.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.09% or 1.15 to $1328.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $55.48 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.35 to trade at $65.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.14% to 1.1374, while EUR/GBP fell 0.94% to 0.8589.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 96.045.

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