Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.36%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Chemicals and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.36%, while the MDAX index fell 0.93%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which rose 3.06% or 0.850 points to trade at 28.590 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) added 2.32% or 0.280 points to end at 12.370 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 2.30% or 0.450 points to 20.015 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ), which lost 0.87% or 0.820 points to trade at 93.070 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 0.67% or 0.70 points to end at 104.15 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) shed 0.59% or 1.10 points to 184.00.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which rose 3.39% to 71.353, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 2.61% to settle at 139.50 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which gained 2.41% to close at 56.440.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 46.15% to 0.59 in late trade, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which lost 2.56% to settle at 38.180 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which was down 2.51% to 32.010 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 4.56% to 11.700, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 4.25% to settle at 7.955 and Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which gained 4.06% to close at 5.994.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 4.17% to 23.430 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which lost 1.86% to settle at 75.900 and Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 1.52% to 44.80 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 406 to 342 and 42 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.89% to 14.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.88% or 11.20 to $1254.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.05% or 0.59 to hit $56.55 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.19% or 0.73 to trade at $61.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1787, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8778.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 93.66.

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