Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.75%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.75%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Chemicals and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Construction and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.75%, while the MDAX index lost 0.02%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ), which rose 3.17% or 1.980 points to trade at 64.400 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 1.63% or 2.10 points to end at 131.20 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) was up 1.57% or 1.260 points to 81.760 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 1.47% or 0.140 points to trade at 9.398 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 0.34% or 0.085 points to end at 25.065 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) shed 0.28% or 0.230 points to 80.920.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which rose 3.80% to 74.010, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was up 1.15% to settle at 100.000 and Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which gained 1.02% to close at 33.125.

The worst performers were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 2.32% to 12.02 in late trade, Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which lost 1.26% to settle at 97.57 and Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was down 1.08% to 147.05 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Software AG O.N. (DE: SOWG ) which rose 4.82% to 38.785, Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was up 4.34% to settle at 33.55 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 2.98% to close at 63.500.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 3.67% to 10.505 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which lost 1.41% to settle at 56.760 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 1.10% to 88.170 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 381 to 358 and 52 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.67% to 16.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.01% or 0.11 to $1344.61 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.17% or 0.57 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.26% or 0.67 to trade at $54.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.1938, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.9136.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 92.02.

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