Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.28%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Software , Basic Resources and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.28%, while the MDAX index lost 0.19%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 1.97% or 0.330 points to trade at 17.045 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 0.94% or 0.820 points to end at 88.230 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 0.68% or 0.28 points to 40.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 1.24% or 0.205 points to trade at 16.315 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 0.95% or 0.230 points to end at 23.930 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) shed 0.94% or 0.120 points to 12.630.

The top performers on the MDAX were Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which rose 2.34% to 32.550, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 1.34% to settle at 162.25 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which gained 1.28% to close at 73.64.

The worst performers were Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 2.39% to 33.345 in late trade, Alstria Office Reit-Ag (DE: AOXG ) which lost 1.43% to settle at 12.750 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was down 1.42% to 25.020 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which rose 6.87% to 45.74, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 1.42% to settle at 80.570 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 1.39% to close at 12.775.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 2.76% to 35.365 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 1.69% to settle at 12.210 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 1.00% to 68.160 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 426 to 352 and 38 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.66% to 12.71.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.62% or 7.90 to $1278.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.22% or 0.13 to hit $58.23 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.08 to trade at $64.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1852, while EUR/GBP fell 0.14% to 0.8858.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 92.94.

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