Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Construction and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.13%, while the MDAX index declined 0.43%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 1.12% or 1.400 points to trade at 126.800 at the close. Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) added 0.81% or 1.80 points to end at 225.40 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 0.68% or 0.043 points to 6.360 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ), which lost 2.26% or 2.12 points to trade at 91.74 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 1.49% or 0.65 points to end at 42.91 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 1.21% or 0.67 points to 54.82.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which rose 1.77% to 41.890, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was up 1.29% to settle at 26.600 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which gained 1.19% to close at 42.46.

The worst performers were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 2.58% to 86.900 in late trade, Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which lost 2.00% to settle at 25.48 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 1.91% to 38.55 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 1.57% to 12.310, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was up 1.39% to settle at 37.86 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 1.03% to close at 58.700.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 5.37% to 8.1120 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 3.01% to settle at 10.32 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 2.58% to 86.900 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 419 to 272 and 82 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.85% to 14.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.25% or 3.45 to $1400.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.91% or 0.52 to hit $57.59 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.29% or 0.83 to trade at $65.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.50% to 1.1348, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8925.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.870.

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