Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.70%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.70%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Transportation & Logistics and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Media and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.70%, while the MDAX index fell 0.02%, and the TecDAX index added 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 3.12% or 0.575 points to trade at 19.030 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) added 2.23% or 0.575 points to end at 26.415 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 0.60% or 0.18 points to 30.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 5.58% or 0.474 points to trade at 8.022 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 3.61% or 1.595 points to end at 42.595 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) shed 3.50% or 0.415 points to 11.445.

The top performers on the MDAX were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which rose 4.10% to 83.230, Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was up 3.84% to settle at 113.500 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which gained 1.96% to close at 48.000.

The worst performers were Hannover Rueckversicherung SE (DE: HNRGn ) which was down 4.10% to 96.860 in late trade, Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which lost 2.50% to settle at 28.685 and Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which was down 2.41% to 11.735 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which rose 5.54% to 44.000, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 3.90% to settle at 63.200 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 3.61% to close at 40.520.

The worst performers were Jenoptik AG O.N. (DE: JENG ) which was down 3.85% to 13.360 in late trade, Suess Microtec NA O.N. (DE: SMHNn ) which lost 2.86% to settle at 7.820 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 2.28% to 218.900 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 490 to 366 and 31 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.64% to 21.72.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 0.77% or 9.75 to $1274.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 2.96% or 1.32 to hit $45.98 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 3.47% or 1.58 to trade at $47.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.59% to 1.1439, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.7904.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.53% at 93.72.

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