Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.31%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.31%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Resources , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.31%, while the MDAX index declined 0.84%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 2.10% or 0.370 points to trade at 17.995 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 2.08% or 3.550 points to end at 174.000 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was up 2.04% or 4.05 points to 202.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 6.06% or 1.158 points to trade at 17.942 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 4.54% or 6.25 points to end at 131.50 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 4.02% or 0.810 points to 19.340.

The top performers on the MDAX were Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which rose 3.20% to 39.330, Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was up 2.17% to settle at 26.36 and Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which gained 1.48% to close at 31.4700.

The worst performers were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 6.17% to 44.59 in late trade, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which lost 5.98% to settle at 38.210 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 5.04% to 9.31 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which rose 2.01% to 13.700, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 1.55% to settle at 8.240 and Zooplus AG (DE: ZO1G ) which gained 0.98% to close at 144.40.

The worst performers were Kloeckner & Co SE NA (DE: KCOGn ) which was down 10.38% to 8.5500 in late trade, Deutz AG (DE: DEZG ) which lost 8.65% to settle at 6.020 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 6.35% to 112.10 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 447 to 254 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 7.05% to 18.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.02% or 0.20 to $1229.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.96% or 0.66 to hit $69.31 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.87 to trade at $80.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.58% to 1.1520, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8832.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 95.41.

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