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

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Insurance , Technology and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Retail and Construction sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.20%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.10%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 4.10% or 7.650 points to trade at 194.100 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 3.63% or 0.660 points to end at 18.840 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) was up 1.57% or 2.750 points to 177.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 0.88% or 0.062 points to trade at 6.973 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 0.79% or 0.720 points to end at 90.010 and Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE: LHAG ) shed 0.77% or 0.095 points to 12.240.

The top performers on the MDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which rose 3.08% to 4.71, Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was up 1.61% to settle at 135.750 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which gained 1.14% to close at 32.465.

The worst performers were Metro AG ST O.N. (DE: MEOG ) which was down 3.09% to 30.915 in late trade, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which lost 2.15% to settle at 53.280 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 1.70% to 28.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were STRATEC Biomedical AG (DE: SBSG ) which rose 3.77% to 50.630, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was up 3.21% to settle at 8.206 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which gained 1.93% to close at 37.775.

The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 1.85% to 42.135 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 1.42% to settle at 23.570 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 1.04% to 44.150 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 434 to 297 and 32 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.50% to 15.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.14% or 1.75 to $1221.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.39% or 0.21 to hit $53.75 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.25 to trade at $56.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.27% to 1.0788, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8620.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 99.62.

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