Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.63%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.63%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Software , Technology and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Telecoms and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.63% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index lost 0.13%, and the TecDAX index climbed 2.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which rose 12.04% or 12.260 points to trade at 114.100 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 8.22% or 10.150 points to end at 133.650 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 1.39% or 0.62 points to 45.27 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 2.90% or 1.80 points to trade at 60.20 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 2.21% or 0.217 points to end at 9.603 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 1.95% or 1.020 points to 51.220.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which rose 2.37% to 60.550, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was up 1.92% to settle at 159.000 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 1.78% to close at 33.150.

The worst performers were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 3.81% to 2.801 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 2.96% to settle at 14.2550 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 2.75% to 32.500 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) which rose 12.04% to 114.100, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 8.22% to settle at 133.650 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 1.92% to close at 159.000.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 4.49% to 8.72 in late trade, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which lost 3.81% to settle at 2.801 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 2.75% to 32.500 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 379 to 317 and 82 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.85% to 14.09.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.39% or 4.95 to $1278.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.77% or 0.51 to hit $65.79 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.16% or 0.12 to trade at $74.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.62% to 1.1155, while EUR/GBP fell 0.50% to 0.8631.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.718.

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