Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.50%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.50%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Chemicals and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Media and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.50%, while the MDAX index lost 0.01%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ), which rose 7.83% or 15.2000 points to trade at 209.4000 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) added 3.40% or 0.304 points to end at 9.247 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 3.09% or 0.306 points to 10.220 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 2.88% or 0.256 points to trade at 8.640 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 1.89% or 0.81 points to end at 41.97 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) shed 1.52% or 0.330 points to 21.360.

The top performers on the MDAX were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which rose 5.78% to 41.170, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was up 2.98% to settle at 11.06 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which gained 2.51% to close at 32.210.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 5.09% to 72.700 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 4.06% to settle at 21.7300 and Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 2.68% to 6.526 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which rose 1.54% to 13.170, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was up 0.97% to settle at 29.140 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which gained 0.81% to close at 32.240.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 7.32% to 18.925 in late trade, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which lost 5.86% to settle at 25.70 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was down 4.69% to 146.200 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 364 to 334 and 77 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.36% to 14.29 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.47% or 5.70 to $1208.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.99% or 0.69 to hit $70.28 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.09 to trade at $79.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1683, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8878.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 94.08.

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