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 Industrials , Retail and Software sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.31%, while the MDAX index declined 0.18%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 2.86% or 1.15 points to trade at 41.30 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 1.72% or 0.335 points to end at 19.825 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 0.98% or 0.175 points to 18.105 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 2.71% or 1.200 points to trade at 43.020 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 2.05% or 2.65 points to end at 126.50 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 1.89% or 2.74 points to 142.18.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which rose 5.04% to 39.20, Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was up 1.87% to settle at 26.180 and Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which gained 1.70% to close at 41.990.

The worst performers were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 4.24% to 44.71 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which lost 3.78% to settle at 38.680 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 3.46% to 114.300 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Rhoen Klinikum AG (DE: RHKG ) which rose 3.44% to 22.880, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which was up 2.76% to settle at 13.030 and S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which gained 2.11% to close at 17.41.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 4.79% to 9.75 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 4.52% to settle at 29.980 and Aumann AG (DE: AAGG ) which was down 3.73% to 32.2500 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 372 to 322 and 83 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.92% to 19.85 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.22% or 2.80 to $1290.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.56% or 0.82 to hit $51.77 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.59% or 0.98 to trade at $60.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1481, while EUR/GBP fell 0.89% to 0.8937.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.157.

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