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At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.22%, while the MDAX index fell 0.56%, and the TecDAX index added 0.18%.
The best performers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG), which rose 2.63% or 1.54 points to trade at 60.12 at the close. Meanwhile, Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) added 2.34% or 0.71 points to end at 31.28 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn) was up 2.11% or 3.35 points to 162.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER), which fell 3.97% or 1.54 points to trade at 37.24 at the close. Covestro AG (DE:1COV) declined 2.65% or 1.26 points to end at 46.22 and HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) was down 2.24% or 0.91 points to 39.70.
The top performers on the MDAX were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE:BOSSn) which rose 3.84% to 51.60, Rheinmetall AG (DE:RHMG) which was up 3.09% to settle at 202.00 and K&S AG (DE:SDFGn) which gained 2.21% to close at 29.66.
The worst performers were Rational AG (DE:RAAG) which was down 11.57% to 593.20 in late trade, Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) which lost 9.24% to settle at 27.10 and Kion Group AG (DE:KGX) which was down 4.35% to 59.34 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Eckert & Ziegler AG O.N. (DE:EUZG) which rose 11.70% to 63.50, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COP1n) which was up 4.08% to settle at 53.60 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) which gained 2.34% to close at 31.28.
The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was down 3.49% to 14.67 in late trade, Verbio Vereinigte Bioenergie AG (DE:VBKG) which lost 3.16% to settle at 69.05 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE:O2Dn) which was down 2.19% to 2.42 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 341 to 329 and 92 ended unchanged.
Shares in Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.97% or 1.54 to 37.24. Shares in Rational AG (DE:RAAG) fell to 52-week lows; falling 11.57% or 77.60 to 593.20. Shares in Rheinmetall AG (DE:RHMG) rose to all time highs; rising 3.09% or 6.05 to 202.00. Shares in Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) fell to 52-week lows; losing 9.24% or 2.76 to 27.10. Shares in K&S AG (DE:SDFGn) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.21% or 0.64 to 29.66. Shares in Kion Group AG (DE:KGX) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.35% or 2.70 to 59.34.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.07% to 31.49.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.40% or 7.85 to $1,954.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.44% or 0.49 to hit $112.83 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.31 to trade at $119.34 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.02% to 1.10, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.05% to 0.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.76.