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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.29%

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© Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.29% – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities, Basic Resources and Retail sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.29% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index gained 0.35%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn), which rose 2.50% or 0.278 points to trade at 11.382 at the close. Meanwhile, Linde PLC (DE:LINI) added 1.71% or 3.500 points to end at 208.600 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) was up 1.42% or 0.610 points to 43.675 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which fell 2.02% or 2.800 points to trade at 136.100 at the close. Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) declined 1.87% or 1.45 points to end at 75.92 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) was down 1.55% or 0.350 points to 22.220.

The top performers on the MDAX were Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which rose 7.67% to 84.200, Rocket Internet (DE:RKET) which was up 3.87% to settle at 22.00 and RTL Group SA (DE:RRTL) which gained 3.15% to close at 43.880.

The worst performers were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) which was down 3.04% to 10.850 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which lost 2.97% to settle at 38.830 and Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE:B4B) which was down 2.19% to 12.3000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which rose 7.67% to 84.200, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was up 1.75% to settle at 116.200 and Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which gained 1.39% to close at 23.320.

The worst performers were Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which was down 2.97% to 38.830 in late trade, Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) which lost 2.02% to settle at 136.100 and Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was down 1.59% to 105.400 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 394 to 279 and 79 ended unchanged.

Shares in E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn) rose to 3-years highs; rising 2.50% or 0.278 to 11.382. Shares in Linde PLC (DE:LINI) rose to all time highs; up 1.71% or 3.500 to 208.600.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.63% to 14.40.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.15% or 2.35 to $1584.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.50% or 0.26 to hit $52.58 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.27 to trade at $57.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.0834, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8326.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.065.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.29%

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