Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.82%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.82%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Transportation & Logistics and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Utilities and Software sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.82% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.10%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 4.97% or 2.320 points to trade at 49.000 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 4.53% or 3.060 points to end at 70.540 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 4.17% or 5.80 points to 144.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 4.99% or 6.000 points to trade at 114.250 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 0.50% or 0.22 points to end at 43.93 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) shed 0.38% or 0.075 points to 19.695.

The top performers on the MDAX were RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which rose 4.04% to 48.900, Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was up 3.53% to settle at 64.550 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which gained 3.45% to close at 25.770.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 4.05% to 147.000 in late trade, MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which lost 2.50% to settle at 191.20 and Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 1.95% to 39.18 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which rose 10.02% to 31.30, Takkt AG O.N. (DE: TTKG ) which was up 5.21% to settle at 15.760 and Hornbach Holding VZO O.N. (DE: HBH ) which gained 4.86% to close at 47.450.

The worst performers were Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which was down 4.59% to 1.87 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 4.00% to settle at 25.6500 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 3.71% to 9.5120 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 407 to 290 and 82 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.15% to 16.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.29% or 3.95 to $1348.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.75% or 0.99 to hit $57.44 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.25% or 0.83 to trade at $67.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1369, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8683.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.140.

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