Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.52%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Insurance , Chemicals and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 1.52%, while the MDAX index fell 0.58%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 0.48% or 0.20 points to trade at 42.08 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 0.14% or 0.12 points to end at 89.00 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was down 0.28% or 0.60 points to 210.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which lost 4.79% or 0.452 points to trade at 8.975 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 3.76% or 0.384 points to end at 9.828 and Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) shed 2.78% or 5.50 points to 192.00.

The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 1.94% to 55.050, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was up 1.47% to settle at 66.320 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which gained 1.29% to close at 18.080.

The worst performers were Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which was down 2.62% to 32.740 in late trade, Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which lost 2.36% to settle at 36.020 and Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 2.09% to 6.084 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which rose 3.64% to 3.641, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which was up 2.85% to settle at 25.22 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 1.73% to close at 9.266.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 8.27% to 20.180 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 6.58% to settle at 54.650 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 4.75% to 12.030 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 458 to 251 and 68 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 8.80% to 15.18.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.80% or 9.50 to $1196.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.80% or 1.30 to hit $73.42 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.06% or 1.68 to trade at $83.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1625, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8903.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 94.62.

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