Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.29%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Technology and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Utilities and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.29%, while the MDAX index gained 0.08%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 1.67% or 0.400 points to trade at 24.350 at the close. Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ) added 1.63% or 0.205 points to end at 12.755 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) was up 0.94% or 0.770 points to 83.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which lost 1.70% or 2.600 points to trade at 149.900 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 1.34% or 0.260 points to end at 19.180 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) shed 1.17% or 0.840 points to 70.720.

The top performers on the MDAX were Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which rose 1.52% to 31.000, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 1.34% to settle at 55.190 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which gained 1.33% to close at 37.085.

The worst performers were Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which was down 3.49% to 36.750 in late trade, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which lost 1.13% to settle at 60.460 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was down 1.06% to 38.38 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which rose 3.40% to 35.72, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was up 1.88% to settle at 7.960 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 1.34% to close at 44.510.

The worst performers were Alix Resources Corp (F: 37N2 ) which was down 7.69% to 0.036 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which lost 5.36% to settle at 49.930 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 3.49% to 3.987 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 401 to 352 and 22 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.29% to 15.16.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was down 0.23% or 2.75 to $1187.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.88% or 1.01 to hit $52.77 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.08% or 1.17 to trade at $55.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.0689, while EUR/GBP rose 0.58% to 0.8528.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.10% at 100.62.

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