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 Thursday, as gains in the Software , Transportation & Logistics and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Financial Services and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.02%, while the MDAX index added 0.02%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which rose 4.29% or 0.323 points to trade at 7.844 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 0.96% or 1.400 points to end at 147.800 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 0.83% or 0.145 points to 17.705 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which lost 1.76% or 0.55 points to trade at 30.45 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 1.62% or 0.390 points to end at 23.615 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) shed 0.92% or 1.050 points to 113.450.

The top performers on the MDAX were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which rose 4.14% to 14.70, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was up 3.27% to settle at 43.590 and Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which gained 3.25% to close at 62.980.

The worst performers were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 3.74% to 53.780 in late trade, K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which lost 1.72% to settle at 23.435 and Rhoen Klinikum AG (DE: RHKG ) which was down 1.61% to 25.700 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which rose 3.62% to 93.260, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was up 3.36% to settle at 16.780 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 3.19% to close at 44.285.

The worst performers were STRATEC Biomedical AG (DE: SBSG ) which was down 2.94% to 46.000 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.24% to settle at 24.395 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which was down 1.98% to 38.445 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 397 to 346 and 29 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.52% to 14.51 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was down 1.07% or 12.95 to $1199.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.61% or 0.31 to hit $51.39 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.32 to trade at $54.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.0624, while EUR/GBP fell 0.50% to 0.8628.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.14% at 101.45.

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