Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financial Services , Insurance and Retail sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Food & Beverages and Basic Resources sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.19%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.18%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 1.87% or 1.330 points to trade at 72.520 at the close. Adidas AG NA O.N. (DE: ADSGN ) added 1.41% or 2.100 points to end at 151.300 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRK ) was up 1.23% or 1.180 points to 97.300 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 3.80% or 0.445 points to trade at 11.255 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 1.99% or 0.128 points to end at 6.310 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 1.70% or 0.355 points to 20.470.

The top performers on the MDAX were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which rose 2.71% to 36.38, LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which was up 2.28% to settle at 87.120 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which gained 1.68% to close at 26.915.

The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 2.22% to 40.090 in late trade, Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which lost 1.95% to settle at 27.915 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 1.75% to 73.180 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Suess Microtec NA O.N. (DE: SMHNn ) which rose 2.73% to 6.253, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 1.91% to settle at 34.750 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 0.93% to close at 42.800.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 3.50% to 22.200 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 2.56% to settle at 189.950 and STRATEC Biomedical AG (DE: SBSG ) which was down 2.30% to 52.660 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 428 to 407 and 32 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.54% to 19.05.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.25 to $1318.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.11% or 0.05 to hit $43.91 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.30% or 0.14 to trade at $45.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1168, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8609.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.10% at 95.89.

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