Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.21%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Retail , Transportation & Logistics and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Software , Telecoms and Food & Beverages sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.21%, while the MDAX index gained 0.38%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 4.03% or 1.660 points to trade at 42.870 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 3.64% or 0.700 points to end at 19.920 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) was up 3.29% or 1.380 points to 43.280 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which lost 1.79% or 1.040 points to trade at 57.180 in late trade. SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) declined 1.54% or 1.350 points to end at 86.420 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 1.45% or 0.225 points to 15.275.

The top performers on the MDAX were Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which rose 10.07% to 30.40, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 6.68% to settle at 69.660 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 6.02% to close at 79.43.

The worst performers were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 2.84% to 3.418 in late trade, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which lost 2.36% to settle at 30.560 and Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which was down 1.89% to 40.400 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 12.16% to 16.420, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was up 8.32% to settle at 25.40 and Aumann AG (DE: AAGG ) which gained 6.55% to close at 29.3000.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 6.02% to 10.00 in late trade, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which lost 4.62% to settle at 7.325 and Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which was down 4.28% to 22.8000 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 405 to 316 and 58 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.20% to 20.91.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.56% or 7.10 to $1260.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.48% or 0.22 to hit $45.66 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.20% or 0.65 to trade at $53.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.46% to 1.1393, while EUR/GBP fell 0.55% to 0.8994.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 96.252.

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