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

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© Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13% – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Construction and Food & Beverages sectors led shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics, Technology and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.13%, while the MDAX index added 0.37%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.22%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN), which rose 2.94% or 2.10 points to trade at 73.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:HEIG) added 1.03% or 0.660 points to end at 65.000 and Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG) was up 0.86% or 0.90 points to 105.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn), which fell 2.25% or 0.159 points to trade at 6.907 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE:DPWGn) declined 1.36% or 0.470 points to end at 34.015 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) was down 1.29% or 0.215 points to 16.460.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE:LEOGn) which rose 3.59% to 10.400, Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which was up 2.76% to settle at 22.300 and GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) which gained 2.10% to close at 30.150.

The worst performers were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG) which was down 2.74% to 5.431 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which lost 1.40% to settle at 90.100 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which was down 1.23% to 45.610 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which rose 2.76% to 22.300, United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which was up 2.03% to settle at 29.710 and New Work SE (DE:NWOn) which gained 2.03% to close at 277.00.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was down 3.30% to 12.020 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:AM3D) which lost 3.07% to settle at 16.40 and Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was down 1.40% to 90.100 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 368 to 316 and 67 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.94% or 2.10 to 73.60. Shares in GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.10% or 0.620 to 30.150.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 7.40% to 13.06.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.53% or 7.85 to $1488.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.25% or 0.15 to hit $60.59 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.36% or 0.24 to trade at $66.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1090, while EUR/GBP rose 0.62% to 0.8577.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.280.

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

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