Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.80%

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.80%

© Reuters.  Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.80% © Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.80%

Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Media, Insurance and Industrials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Retail, Financial Services and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.80% to hit a new 6-months high, while the MDAX index gained 0.20%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.80%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p), which rose 3.82% or 5.43 points to trade at 147.44 at the close. Meanwhile, Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG) added 2.66% or 3.08 points to end at 118.88 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE:MUVGn) was up 2.52% or 5.95 points to 241.65 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE:DWNG), which fell 2.00% or 0.840 points to trade at 41.200 at the close. Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) declined 1.29% or 1.31 points to end at 99.94 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) was down 1.29% or 0.450 points to 34.435.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aurubis AG (DE:NAFG) which rose 7.70% to 68.780, Grenke N AG (DE:GLJn) which was up 6.41% to settle at 39.16 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) which gained 5.36% to close at 5.902.

The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which was down 7.32% to 61.450 in late trade, Bechtle AG (DE:BC8G) which lost 3.12% to settle at 177.000 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was down 2.67% to 371.800 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which rose 6.57% to 20.44, Jenoptik AG (DE:JENGn) which was up 3.43% to settle at 25.960 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which gained 2.35% to close at 26.170.

The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which was down 7.32% to 61.450 in late trade, Bechtle AG (DE:BC8G) which lost 3.12% to settle at 177.000 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was down 2.67% to 371.800 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 443 to 231 and 27 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aurubis AG (DE:NAFG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 7.70% or 4.920 to 68.780.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 6.14% to 23.38.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.82% or 32.35 to $1813.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.96% or 0.89 to hit $44.45 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.23% or 0.59 to trade at $47.29 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.99% to 1.2046, while EUR/GBP rose 0.18% to 0.8968.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.62% at 91.287.

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