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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.62%

Published 21/01/2019, 17:15
© Reuters.  Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.62%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Media, Financial Services and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer & Cyclical, Telecoms and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.62%, while the MDAX index added 0.76%, and the TecDAX index added 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which rose 2.77% or 4.150 points to trade at 154.000 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) added 1.50% or 0.63 points to end at 42.64 and Adidas AG (DE:ADSGN) was up 0.98% or 2.00 points to 206.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p), which lost 9.99% or 9.69 points to trade at 87.33 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) declined 3.11% or 0.630 points to end at 19.620 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE:DTEGn) shed 2.42% or 0.360 points to 14.530.

The top performers on the MDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which rose 3.46% to 20.330, Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was up 3.24% to settle at 82.740 and Fraport AG (DE:FRAG) which gained 2.98% to close at 66.280.

The worst performers were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE:NOEJ) which was down 1.74% to 47.440 in late trade, K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which lost 1.64% to settle at 16.815 and Rocket Internet (DE:RKET) which was down 1.37% to 21.60 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aumann AG (DE:AAGG) which rose 5.18% to 35.5500, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:AFXG) which was up 3.66% to settle at 77.900 and Baywa AG Vink. NA O.N. (DE:BYWGnx) which gained 3.12% to close at 24.800.

The worst performers were Tele Columbus AG (DE:TC1n) which was down 4.40% to 2.71 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:AM3D) which lost 3.77% to settle at 9.70 and HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) which was down 3.76% to 8.45 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 366 to 340 and 73 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 6.11% to 17.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.85 to $1279.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.11% or 0.06 to hit $54.13 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $62.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1372, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8817.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 95.975.

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