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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%
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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 18:15

Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer&Cyclical, Insurance and Food&Beverages sectors led shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources, Chemicals and Transportation&Logistics sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.13%, while the MDAX index added 0.67%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE:ADSGN), which rose 3.32% or 6.80 points to trade at 211.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) added 1.97% or 0.245 points to end at 12.690 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) was up 1.85% or 0.400 points to 22.060 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which fell 8.74% or 11.100 points to trade at 115.950 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) declined 6.04% or 1.380 points to end at 21.450 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE:BASFN) was down 1.33% or 0.890 points to 66.190.

The top performers on the MDAX were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which rose 11.04% to 17.050, GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) which was up 10.92% to settle at 23.715 and Puma SE (DE:PUMG) which gained 3.19% to close at 518.00.

The worst performers were Lanxess AG (DE:LXSG) which was down 2.99% to 48.330 in late trade, Salzgitter AG (DE:SZGG) which lost 1.87% to settle at 27.790 and Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was down 1.78% to 80.400 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which rose 2.53% to 36.480, United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which was up 2.40% to settle at 32.910 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which gained 1.53% to close at 53.100.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) which was down 8.74% to 115.950 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which lost 1.78% to settle at 80.400 and Software AG (DE:SOWGn) which was down 1.70% to 31.860 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 381 to 305 and 94 ended unchanged.

Shares in CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.53% or 0.800 to 53.100.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.07% to 14.53.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.97% or 12.70 to $1296.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.38% or 0.22 to hit $58.48 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.64% or 0.43 to trade at $67.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1304, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8519.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.720.

© Reuters.

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