Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.02%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Insurance , Food & Beverages and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Industrials and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.02%, while the MDAX index declined 0.64%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 4.09% or 0.795 points to trade at 20.240 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 2.97% or 0.525 points to end at 18.190 and Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) was up 2.66% or 4.98 points to 192.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 9.17% or 1.748 points to trade at 17.312 in late trade. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) declined 3.46% or 5.24 points to end at 146.06 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) shed 3.15% or 2.300 points to 70.820.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which rose 3.24% to 133.70, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was up 2.44% to settle at 48.720 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which gained 2.29% to close at 125.30.

The worst performers were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 6.29% to 50.650 in late trade, Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which lost 5.48% to settle at 17.7650 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was down 4.80% to 34.300 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were HelloFresh SE (DE: HFGG ) which rose 5.91% to 10.75, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 4.38% to settle at 51.900 and Grenke N AG (DE: GLJn ) which gained 4.11% to close at 81.15.

The worst performers were Wacker Neuson NA O.N. (DE: WACGn ) which was down 6.66% to 18.350 in late trade, Kloeckner & Co SE NA (DE: KCOGn ) which lost 5.62% to settle at 7.4750 and Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which was down 5.24% to 30.7400 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 418 to 288 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.97% to 16.93 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.44% or 17.60 to $1208.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.14% or 0.69 to hit $59.98 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.95% or 0.67 to trade at $69.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.36% to 1.1323, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.8724.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.79.

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