Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.02%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemicals , Retail and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.02%, while the MDAX index added 0.05%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 3.26% or 3.240 points to trade at 102.500 at the close. Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) added 0.95% or 1.200 points to end at 127.800 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) was up 0.69% or 0.460 points to 66.940 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 3.50% or 0.385 points to trade at 10.620 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 3.34% or 0.287 points to end at 8.311 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 1.83% or 0.320 points to 17.210.

The top performers on the MDAX were Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which rose 2.74% to 28.670, Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which was up 1.61% to settle at 103.850 and Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO O.N. (DE: FPEG_p ) which gained 1.60% to close at 40.400.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 4.16% to 74.370 in late trade, Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which lost 3.97% to settle at 37.480 and Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which was down 3.34% to 66.050 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which rose 2.46% to 42.635, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 2.12% to settle at 3.282 and Qiagen NV (DE: QGEN ) which gained 1.84% to close at 19.600.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 6.38% to 25.005 in late trade, LPKF Laser & Electronics (DE: LPKG ) which lost 5.76% to settle at 7.089 and Kontron AG O.N. (DE: KBCG ) which was down 5.17% to 2.970 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 446 to 399 and 40 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.52% to 20.31.

In commodities trading, Gold for April delivery was down 0.72% or 9.00 to $1245.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.51% or 0.21 to hit $41.35 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.10 to trade at $41.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1237, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.7812.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.34% at 95.39.

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