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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%

Stock MarketsFeb 21, 2019 01:15PM ET
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© Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.19% – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages, Consumer & Cyclical and Insurance sectors led shares higher while losses in the Retail, Technology and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.19% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index declined 0.41%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG), which rose 2.29% or 1.120 points to trade at 50.120 at the close. Meanwhile, Linde PLC (DE:LINI) added 1.68% or 2.500 points to end at 151.400 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p) was up 0.99% or 0.88 points to 89.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which fell 3.46% or 3.950 points to trade at 110.300 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) declined 1.34% or 0.300 points to end at 22.070 and Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG) was down 1.11% or 1.08 points to 96.00.

The top performers on the MDAX were Gerresheimer AG (DE:GXIG) which rose 5.34% to 68.000, Metro AG (DE:CECG) which was up 3.05% to settle at 5.000 and Puma SE (DE:PUMG) which gained 1.96% to close at 468.00.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was down 8.90% to 88.440 in late trade, Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE:FPEG_p) which lost 7.32% to settle at 37.870 and Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) which was down 3.67% to 34.10 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which rose 9.49% to 10.800, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE:PV) which was up 8.26% to settle at 136.30 and Xing AG (DE:OBCGn) which gained 3.84% to close at 297.50.

The worst performers were SAF Holland SA (DE:SFQN) which was down 7.56% to 10.270 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE:RIB) which lost 4.09% to settle at 12.180 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE:AIXGn) which was down 3.26% to 9.2020 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 377 to 313 and 88 ended unchanged.

Shares in Linde PLC (DE:LINI) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.68% or 2.500 to 151.400.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.13% to 16.61.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.44% or 19.35 to $1328.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.47% or 0.27 to hit $56.89 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.22% or 0.15 to trade at $66.93 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1330, while EUR/GBP rose 0.08% to 0.8691.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 96.493.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%

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