Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.24%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Basic Resources and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Chemicals and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.24%, while the MDAX index declined 0.21%, and the TecDAX index added 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 1.15% or 1.050 points to trade at 92.110 at the close. Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ) added 1.00% or 0.170 points to end at 17.190 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) was up 0.79% or 0.6500 points to 83.2100 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 1.80% or 0.295 points to trade at 16.135 in late trade. Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) declined 1.58% or 2.70 points to end at 168.65 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 1.04% or 0.790 points to 75.500.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which rose 1.81% to 50.320, MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which was up 1.50% to settle at 125.55 and Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which gained 1.15% to close at 67.500.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 2.21% to 4.91 in late trade, Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which lost 1.67% to settle at 34.830 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which was down 1.64% to 63.400 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 4.35% to 15.835, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was up 2.74% to settle at 235.90 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which gained 2.38% to close at 49.185.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 2.75% to 12.730 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.65% to settle at 24.025 and Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 1.87% to 38.11 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 395 to 355 and 29 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.11% to 13.45.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.46% or 5.79 to $1262.31 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.14% or 0.57 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.52% or 0.80 to trade at $51.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.1179, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8702.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 97.27.

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