Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.07%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Construction and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Software , Consumer & Cyclical and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.07%, while the MDAX index gained 0.30%, and the TecDAX index declined 2.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 2.68% or 0.415 points to trade at 15.885 at the close. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) added 2.65% or 1.370 points to end at 53.030 and Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) was up 1.73% or 2.450 points to 144.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 27.25% or 39.425 points to trade at 105.275 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 4.26% or 8.85 points to end at 198.85 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 1.63% or 2.25 points to 135.40.

The top performers on the MDAX were Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which rose 3.06% to 32.670, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 2.99% to settle at 38.22 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which gained 2.69% to close at 25.950.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 2.54% to 57.600 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which lost 1.83% to settle at 128.500 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was down 1.80% to 33.80 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Deutz AG (DE: DEZG ) which rose 2.34% to 6.350, Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (DE: BVB ) which was up 2.11% to settle at 9.175 and Vossloh AG (DE: VOSG ) which gained 2.07% to close at 41.900.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 6.07% to 8.435 in late trade, Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which lost 5.10% to settle at 2.42 and SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 4.95% to 10.36 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 391 to 314 and 70 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.41% to 16.10 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.31% or 4.15 to $1321.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.75% or 0.94 to hit $54.73 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.10% or 1.28 to trade at $62.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1474, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8762.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.235.

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