Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.27%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.27%, while the MDAX index lost 0.02%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ), which rose 2.04% or 0.220 points to trade at 11.030 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) added 1.46% or 1.150 points to end at 79.940 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 1.08% or 0.230 points to 21.550 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which lost 1.93% or 2.450 points to trade at 124.650 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 1.25% or 0.195 points to end at 15.460 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRK ) shed 1.14% or 1.140 points to 98.910.

The top performers on the MDAX were Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which rose 3.67% to 29.820, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was up 2.28% to settle at 56.150 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 2.23% to close at 36.74.

The worst performers were Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which was down 6.77% to 8.30 in late trade, Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which lost 3.85% to settle at 26.585 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which was down 1.59% to 67.630 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which rose 4.90% to 40.700, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 3.78% to settle at 4.389 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 2.49% to close at 20.755.

The worst performers were United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which was down 4.04% to 38.800 in late trade, Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which lost 3.31% to settle at 43.800 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 3.08% to 33.875 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 448 to 437 and 34 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.92.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.03% or 0.45 to $1349.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.98% or 0.86 to hit $44.35 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.59% or 0.73 to trade at $46.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.27% to 1.1168, while EUR/GBP rose 0.54% to 0.8644.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.27% at 95.64.

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