Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.08%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Resources , Construction and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 1.08%, while the MDAX index lost 1.38%, and the TecDAX index declined 2.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ), which rose 1.11% or 1.10 points to trade at 100.50 at the close. Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) added 0.76% or 1.6000 points to end at 211.2000 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 0.72% or 0.64 points to 89.44 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 8.72% or 1.782 points to trade at 18.648 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 4.15% or 2.820 points to end at 65.060 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) shed 2.92% or 2.000 points to 66.600.

The top performers on the MDAX were Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which rose 1.62% to 25.750, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which was up 1.07% to settle at 13.24 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which gained 0.49% to close at 49.320.

The worst performers were Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which was down 5.71% to 36.000 in late trade, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which lost 5.09% to settle at 57.400 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 3.69% to 49.83 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 1.21% to 20.020, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 0.12% to settle at 8.180 and Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which lost 0.41% to close at 31.570.

The worst performers were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 8.59% to 16.290 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 6.06% to settle at 54.250 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 5.79% to 125.20 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 535 to 167 and 72 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.94% to 16.85.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 4.00 to $1205.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.15% or 0.11 to hit $74.44 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.08 to trade at $84.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1506, while EUR/GBP fell 0.61% to 0.8788.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 95.41.

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