Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.41%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Media and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.41%, while the MDAX index declined 0.08%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ), which rose 2.06% or 3.80 points to trade at 188.00 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) added 1.28% or 1.190 points to end at 94.000 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) was up 0.88% or 0.220 points to 25.295 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 5.43% or 3.640 points to trade at 63.370 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 3.93% or 0.795 points to end at 19.450 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 2.42% or 0.242 points to 9.778.

The top performers on the MDAX were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which rose 3.20% to 43.030, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was up 2.87% to settle at 59.460 and Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which gained 2.33% to close at 3.25.

The worst performers were Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which was down 2.17% to 37.575 in late trade, Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which lost 1.54% to settle at 45.540 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which was down 1.37% to 19.110 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which rose 4.18% to 43.60, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was up 3.31% to settle at 5.530 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 3.00% to close at 87.800.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 3.54% to 10.485 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 3.32% to settle at 12.390 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was down 2.33% to 11.945 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 401 to 332 and 53 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.59% to 14.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.91% or 11.57 to $1289.77 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.30% or 1.27 to hit $56.41 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.10% or 1.29 to trade at $62.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1793, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8931.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 93.62.

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