Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.04%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.04% – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Software , Telecoms and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.04%, while the MDAX index gained 0.19%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which rose 1.82% or 1.800 points to trade at 100.560 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 1.28% or 1.12 points to end at 88.80 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) was up 1.12% or 0.150 points to 13.585 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.61% or 0.505 points to trade at 18.860 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 2.11% or 1.420 points to end at 66.000 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 1.87% or 1.40 points to 73.49.

The top performers on the MDAX were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which rose 4.30% to 75.250, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was up 1.97% to settle at 10.63 and Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which gained 1.65% to close at 52.860.

The worst performers were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 4.72% to 56.140 in late trade, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which lost 3.40% to settle at 54.02 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 2.62% to 28.940 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 5.30% to 10.930, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 4.31% to settle at 192.450 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 2.14% to close at 19.830.

The worst performers were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 6.14% to 48.15 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 3.53% to settle at 21.300 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 3.50% to 110.250 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 381 to 325 and 80 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.54% to 17.68.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.22% or 2.60 to $1201.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.81% or 0.55 to hit $67.22 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.33 to trade at $76.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.46% to 1.1568, while EUR/GBP fell 0.50% to 0.8944.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.29.

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