Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.42%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Construction and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.42%, while the MDAX index fell 0.36%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which rose 3.14% or 0.470 points to trade at 15.460 at the close. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) added 3.13% or 5.50 points to end at 181.00 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) was up 1.64% or 0.435 points to 26.915 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 3.05% or 0.785 points to trade at 24.955 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 2.49% or 0.575 points to end at 22.475 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) shed 1.88% or 1.72 points to 89.79.

The top performers on the MDAX were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which rose 7.11% to 60.720, Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which was up 1.64% to settle at 35.995 and Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which gained 1.30% to close at 151.40.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 3.77% to 3.37 in late trade, Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which lost 2.52% to settle at 40.08 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 2.26% to 14.51 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 10.74% to 138.650, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 8.81% to settle at 14.630 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 4.37% to close at 64.440.

The worst performers were GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was down 8.67% to 10.960 in late trade, S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which lost 5.68% to settle at 15.742 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 3.39% to 7.376 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 449 to 308 and 26 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.28% to 14.49 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.84% or 10.86 to $1276.64 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.93% or 0.53 to hit $56.64 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.69% or 0.44 to trade at $63.49 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1657, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8829.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 94.31.

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