Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.17%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Construction , Utilities and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.17%, while the MDAX index fell 0.16%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 3.38% or 0.820 points to trade at 25.110 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 1.40% or 0.320 points to end at 23.210 and Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) was up 1.21% or 0.410 points to 34.430 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 1.45% or 0.137 points to trade at 9.339 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 1.36% or 1.100 points to end at 79.980 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 1.13% or 0.760 points to 66.600.

The top performers on the MDAX were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which rose 1.31% to 13.49, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was up 1.18% to settle at 29.0600 and Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which gained 1.16% to close at 18.250.

The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 2.82% to 61.950 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 2.64% to settle at 50.94 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which was down 2.29% to 34.920 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 5.90% to 35.00, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was up 2.79% to settle at 5.900 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 2.29% to close at 14.730.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 3.32% to 88.700 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 2.55% to settle at 8.854 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was down 1.82% to 36.660 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 350 to 342 and 79 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.22% to 14.15 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.02% or 0.20 to $1322.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.74% or 0.53 to hit $70.83 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.34% or 0.26 to trade at $77.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1953, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 92.34.

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