Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.20%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Technology and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Insurance and Basic Resources sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.20%, while the MDAX index declined 0.32%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which rose 2.67% or 0.870 points to trade at 33.495 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 1.62% or 0.255 points to end at 16.005 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) was up 1.48% or 1.140 points to 78.290 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 2.21% or 0.265 points to trade at 11.740 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 1.22% or 0.075 points to end at 6.055 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) shed 0.99% or 0.800 points to 80.400.

The top performers on the MDAX were Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which rose 2.48% to 34.915, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which was up 2.25% to settle at 21.850 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 1.87% to close at 83.150.

The worst performers were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which was down 2.75% to 28.515 in late trade, Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 99.800 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which was down 1.17% to 29.660 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 3.85% to 36.455, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was up 3.81% to settle at 37.705 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 3.33% to close at 46.345.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (F: AIXC ) which was down 1.94% to 4.600 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 1.53% to settle at 17.985 and STRATEC Biomedical AG (DE: SBSG ) which was down 1.42% to 43.850 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 454 to 427 and 34 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.39% to 19.04.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.71% or 8.65 to $1208.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.59% or 0.27 to hit $45.15 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.54% or 0.25 to trade at $46.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.0595, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8590.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.32% at 101.32.

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