Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.51%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.51%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Resources and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Retail , Food & Beverages and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.51%, while the MDAX index lost 0.12%, and the TecDAX index added 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which rose 2.60% or 3.76 points to trade at 148.24 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 2.26% or 0.435 points to end at 19.680 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 1.41% or 0.275 points to 19.840 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which lost 0.73% or 1.10 points to trade at 150.00 in late trade. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) declined 0.72% or 0.640 points to end at 88.100 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) shed 0.61% or 0.600 points to 97.440.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which rose 5.87% to 38.25, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which was up 3.69% to settle at 12.92 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which gained 2.92% to close at 58.150.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 13.20% to 36.37 in late trade, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which lost 2.98% to settle at 10.74 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 1.89% to 49.740 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 3.37% to 153.400, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 3.06% to settle at 9.310 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 2.33% to close at 107.500.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 7.01% to 20.420 in late trade, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which lost 2.53% to settle at 94.250 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which was down 1.72% to 31.980 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 417 to 267 and 95 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.93% to 14.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 2.00 to $1203.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.06% or 0.73 to hit $69.41 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.02% or 0.80 to trade at $78.85 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1688, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8880.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 94.07.

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