Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.43%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Food & Beverages and Chemicals sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.43% to hit a new 1-month low, while the MDAX index lost 0.28%, and the TecDAX index added 1.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ), which rose 6.12% or 0.685 points to trade at 11.870 at the close. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 4.62% or 3.620 points to end at 81.910 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 2.92% or 0.172 points to 6.069 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adidas AG NA O.N. (DE: ADSGN ), which lost 6.28% or 9.200 points to trade at 137.350 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 1.45% or 0.295 points to end at 20.050 and Deutsche Boerse AG Z.UMT. (DE: DB11 ) shed 1.43% or 0.99 points to 68.16.

The top performers on the MDAX were Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which rose 3.25% to 62.980, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was up 2.09% to settle at 4.84 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which gained 1.36% to close at 99.470.

The worst performers were Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG ) which was down 3.88% to 38.420 in late trade, Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which lost 3.24% to settle at 58.810 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which was down 2.36% to 27.290 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Qiagen NV (DE: QGEN ) which rose 8.98% to 23.720, Aixtron SE (F: AIXC ) which was up 2.20% to settle at 4.545 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which gained 1.48% to close at 66.550.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 2.91% to 30.645 in late trade, Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which lost 2.64% to settle at 29.00 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was down 2.13% to 39.235 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 480 to 387 and 28 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.28% to 23.81 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.46% or 6.05 to $1302.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.70% or 0.77 to hit $44.57 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.28% or 0.60 to trade at $46.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1109, while EUR/GBP fell 1.21% to 0.8913.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.23% at 97.17.

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