Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.21%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer & Cyclical , Food & Beverages and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Transportation & Logistics and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.21% to hit a new 52-week low, while the MDAX index climbed 0.39%, and the TecDAX index added 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 2.78% or 3.600 points to trade at 133.100 at the close. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 1.90% or 1.760 points to end at 94.240 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 1.70% or 1.06 points to 63.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 17.10% or 8.075 points to trade at 39.145 in late trade. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) declined 8.36% or 5.680 points to end at 62.280 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) shed 1.80% or 0.350 points to 19.140.

The top performers on the MDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which rose 2.99% to 98.2500, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was up 2.40% to settle at 23.080 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which gained 2.03% to close at 71.320.

The worst performers were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which was down 5.28% to 168.60 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 4.33% to settle at 72.84 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 2.94% to 17.850 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Deutsche Beteiligungs AG O.N. (DE: DBANn ) which rose 6.86% to 33.500, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which was up 4.21% to settle at 54.400 and Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which unchanged 2.49% to close at 0.10.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 4.98% to 25.590 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 4.97% to settle at 239.00 and Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE: SAEG ) which was down 4.33% to 37.600 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 403 to 307 and 67 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.86% to 22.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.55% or 6.80 to $1250.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.10% or 2.11 to hit $53.60 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.33% or 2.60 to trade at $62.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP rose 0.47% to 0.8942.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.715.

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