Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.98%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.98%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Utilities and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Insurance , Industrials and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.98%, while the MDAX index fell 0.59%, and the TecDAX index added 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 1.33% or 0.290 points to trade at 22.160 at the close. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 0.67% or 0.670 points to end at 100.050 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 0.45% or 0.038 points to 8.532 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 3.06% or 0.690 points to trade at 21.850 in late trade. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) declined 2.35% or 1.380 points to end at 57.260 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 2.26% or 3.34 points to 144.66.

The top performers on the MDAX were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which rose 1.72% to 74.050, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 1.21% to settle at 67.140 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which gained 0.96% to close at 52.650.

The worst performers were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was down 4.05% to 461.50 in late trade, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which lost 2.90% to settle at 50.20 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 2.77% to 61.68 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 4.41% to 17.420, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 2.83% to settle at 15.430 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 2.56% to close at 120.400.

The worst performers were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 4.22% to 18.620 in late trade, Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which lost 3.86% to settle at 46.840 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 3.03% to 137.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 447 to 249 and 82 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 8.06% to 15.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.41% or 5.00 to $1229.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.31% or 0.21 to hit $68.03 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $72.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.55% to 1.1707, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8928.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 94.38.

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