Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.05%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Construction and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Insurance and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.05%, while the MDAX index added 0.38%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which rose 1.13% or 0.9800 points to trade at 88.0400 at the close. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) added 0.96% or 1.70 points to end at 178.30 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 0.52% or 0.038 points to 7.390 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ), which lost 2.17% or 0.330 points to trade at 14.900 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 0.96% or 0.150 points to end at 15.530 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) shed 0.93% or 0.078 points to 8.292.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which rose 2.70% to 41.69, Deutsche Wohnen AG Inh (DE: DWNG ) which was up 2.42% to settle at 31.910 and Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which gained 1.56% to close at 64.300.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 1.21% to 39.07 in late trade, Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which lost 1.13% to settle at 30.150 and Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which was down 1.02% to 58.339 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 2.98% to 67.450, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 2.47% to settle at 10.180 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 2.14% to close at 18.100.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.11% to 12.455 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 1.06% to settle at 22.365 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 0.98% to 3.453 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 414 to 318 and 27 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.27% to 17.84 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.15% or 14.45 to $1267.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.97% or 0.50 to hit $52.20 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.64% or 0.35 to trade at $55.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.0617, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.8562.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 100.81.

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