Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.12%

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At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.12%, while the MDAX index lost 0.16%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn), which rose 4.90% or 9.80 points to trade at 209.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG) added 2.43% or 0.970 points to end at 40.865 and Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) was up 1.56% or 0.83 points to 53.98 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were BASF SE NA O.N. (DE:BASFN), which fell 4.27% or 2.995 points to trade at 67.190 at the close. Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) declined 2.73% or 3.70 points to end at 132.05 and Adidas AG (DE:ADSGN) was down 1.26% or 3.28 points to 256.90.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which rose 4.44% to 17.788, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was up 3.51% to settle at 78.500 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which gained 2.58% to close at 34.630.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which was down 2.72% to 125.38 in late trade, Zalando SE (DE:ZALG) which lost 2.68% to settle at 86.54 and Kion Group AG (DE:KGX) which was down 2.29% to 82.94 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which rose 4.44% to 17.788, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was up 3.51% to settle at 78.500 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which gained 2.58% to close at 34.630.

The worst performers were Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE:PV) which was down 2.29% to 162.00 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which lost 1.72% to settle at 24.060 and S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which was down 1.57% to 22.58 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 374 to 313 and 64 ended unchanged.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 7.61% to 21.21.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.08% or 1.35 to $1766.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.49% or 1.62 to hit $63.39 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.12% or 1.44 to trade at $66.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.68% to 1.2035, while EUR/GBP rose 0.08% to 0.8697.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 91.188.