Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.93%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.93%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , Chemicals and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Media and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.93%, while the MDAX index gained 0.62%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 3.66% or 0.740 points to trade at 20.960 at the close. Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) added 3.35% or 6.5500 points to end at 202.1000 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) was up 2.34% or 1.700 points to 74.360 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 1.69% or 0.156 points to trade at 9.052 in late trade. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) declined 0.60% or 0.049 points to end at 8.137 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 0.44% or 0.90 points to 202.20.

The top performers on the MDAX were Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which rose 3.67% to 63.600, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 3.12% to settle at 42.00 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 2.98% to close at 112.20.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 4.52% to 68.650 in late trade, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which lost 3.35% to settle at 41.580 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 2.28% to 61.82 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which rose 4.41% to 59.20, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was up 3.87% to settle at 33.840 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 3.87% to close at 18.800.

The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 9.09% to 52.000 in late trade, United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which lost 7.98% to settle at 50.500 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 3.75% to 10.910 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 405 to 318 and 61 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.78% to 18.41.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.32% or 4.00 to $1255.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.15% or 2.22 to hit $72.75 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.26% or 1.72 to trade at $77.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.55% to 1.1584, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8817.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 94.81.

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