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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.82%

Stock Markets Feb 20, 2019 01:15PM ET
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Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources, Transportation & Logistics and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Utilities and Software sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.82% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.10%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.68%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG), which rose 4.97% or 2.320 points to trade at 49.000 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) added 4.53% or 3.060 points to end at 70.540 and Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG) was up 4.17% or 5.80 points to 144.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which fell 4.99% or 6.000 points to trade at 114.250 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) declined 0.50% or 0.22 points to end at 43.93 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) was down 0.38% or 0.075 points to 19.695.

The top performers on the MDAX were RTL Group SA (DE:RRTL) which rose 4.04% to 48.900, Gerresheimer AG (DE:GXIG) which was up 3.53% to settle at 64.550 and Salzgitter AG (DE:SZGG) which gained 3.45% to close at 25.770.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was down 4.05% to 147.000 in late trade, MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn) which lost 2.50% to settle at 191.20 and Osram Licht AG (DE:OSRn) which was down 1.95% to 39.18 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Isra Vision O.N. (DE:ISRG) which rose 10.02% to 31.30, Takkt AG O.N. (DE:TTKG) which was up 5.21% to settle at 15.760 and Hornbach Holding VZO O.N. (DE:HBH) which gained 4.86% to close at 47.450.

The worst performers were Tele Columbus AG (DE:TC1n) which was down 4.59% to 1.87 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which lost 4.00% to settle at 25.6500 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE:AIXGn) which was down 3.71% to 9.5120 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 407 to 290 and 82 ended unchanged.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.15% to 16.80.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.30% or 4.05 to $1348.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.77% or 1.00 to hit $57.45 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.85 to trade at $67.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1370, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8685.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 96.143.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.82%
 

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