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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.28%

Stock Markets Apr 05, 2019 04:15
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages, Consumer & Cyclical and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Retail, Utilities and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.28% to hit a new 3-month high, while the MDAX index declined 0.35%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which rose 1.85% or 2.000 points to trade at 110.100 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) added 1.73% or 0.350 points to end at 20.630 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) was up 1.32% or 0.730 points to 56.220 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG), which lost 1.27% or 0.170 points to trade at 13.165 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) declined 1.25% or 0.300 points to end at 23.700 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) shed 0.82% or 0.063 points to 7.582.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE:LEOGn) which rose 5.01% to 19.395, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG) which was up 2.80% to settle at 7.405 and Axel Springer SE (DE:SPRGn) which gained 1.96% to close at 48.820.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was down 2.52% to 158.600 in late trade, Zalando SE (DE:ZALG) which lost 2.14% to settle at 36.21 and Fielmann AG (DE:FIEG) which was down 1.87% to 60.500 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which rose 13.34% to 10.450, Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which was up 2.21% to settle at 29.6400 and Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) which gained 1.85% to close at 110.100.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was down 2.52% to 158.600 in late trade, Isra Vision O.N. (DE:ISRG) which lost 1.89% to settle at 36.36 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which was down 1.81% to 44.360 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 353 to 351 and 74 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.18% to 14.54.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.14% or 1.85 to $1293.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $62.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.75% or 0.52 to trade at $69.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1216, while EUR/GBP rose 0.54% to 0.8580.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 96.942.

Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.28%
 

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