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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.47%

Stock MarketsOct 24, 2016 12:15PM ET
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© Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.47% – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance, Telecoms and Transportation & Logistics sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Utilities and Software sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.47% to hit a new 6-months high, while the MDAX index added 0.38%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.83%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG), which rose 3.19% or 0.194 points to trade at 6.269 at the close. Meanwhile, Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p) added 2.11% or 2.600 points to end at 125.850 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) was up 1.83% or 0.240 points to 13.360 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn), which fell 1.22% or 0.083 points to trade at 6.700 at the close. Adidas AG NA O.N. (DE:ADSGN) declined 0.93% or 1.450 points to end at 155.200 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) was down 0.83% or 0.135 points to 16.045.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fraport AG (DE:FRAG) which rose 2.95% to 54.430, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:SNHG) which was up 2.19% to settle at 4.95 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE:TLXGn) which gained 1.82% to close at 28.490.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE:FIEG) which was down 4.80% to 69.430 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (F:OSRn) which lost 1.59% to settle at 52.700 and Evonik Industries AG (DE:EVKn) which was down 1.23% to 27.680 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which rose 4.13% to 45.405, GFT Technologies AG (DE:GFTG) which was up 1.97% to settle at 17.625 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which gained 1.62% to close at 42.395.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (F:AIXC) which was down 16.66% to 4.842 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which lost 13.28% to settle at 24.000 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was down 6.46% to 74.690 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 555 to 356 and 18 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aixtron SE (F:AIXC) fell to all time lows; losing 16.66% or 0.968 to 4.842. Shares in SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) fell to 52-week lows; down 13.28% or 3.675 to 24.000. Shares in CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) rose to all time highs; rising 1.62% or 0.675 to 42.395.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 5.45% to 17.27.

Gold for December delivery was down 0.40% or 5.05 to $1262.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.44% or 0.73 to hit $50.12 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.39% or 0.72 to trade at $51.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.0886, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8925.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.11% at 98.73.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.47%

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