Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.54%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.54%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer & Cyclical , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.54%, while the MDAX index declined 0.89%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 1.55% or 0.640 points to trade at 42.010 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) added 0.41% or 0.220 points to end at 54.400 and Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) was up 0.36% or 0.64 points to 176.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which lost 2.35% or 2.95 points to trade at 122.65 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 2.25% or 4.50 points to end at 195.50 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) shed 2.12% or 1.300 points to 60.160.

The top performers on the MDAX were Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which rose 13.57% to 41.000, Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which was up 2.89% to settle at 50.950 and Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE: AT1 ) which gained 1.84% to close at 7.485.

The worst performers were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 7.75% to 44.520 in late trade, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which lost 6.86% to settle at 21.030 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was down 3.95% to 30.620 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which rose 7.89% to 0.12, Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE: SAEG ) which was up 2.95% to settle at 38.400 and JOST Werke AG (DE: JSTG ) which gained 2.67% to close at 26.9500.

The worst performers were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 17.72% to 24.85 in late trade, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which lost 12.75% to settle at 44.500 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 7.36% to 8.3340 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 463 to 245 and 72 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.00% to 20.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.28% or 3.50 to $1243.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.74% or 1.44 to hit $51.14 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.99% or 1.22 to trade at $60.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.52% to 1.1302, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8990.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 97.468.

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