Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.36%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Retail , Transportation & Logistics and Construction sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.36%, while the MDAX index fell 0.76%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde PLC (DE: LINI ), which rose 2.97% or 4.050 points to trade at 140.500 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) added 1.44% or 1.600 points to end at 112.800 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 1.27% or 0.81 points to 64.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 2.86% or 0.237 points to trade at 8.063 in late trade. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) declined 2.41% or 1.240 points to end at 50.120 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) shed 2.09% or 2.850 points to 133.450.

The top performers on the MDAX were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which rose 4.38% to 183.60, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 3.91% to settle at 48.080 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which gained 1.76% to close at 46.140.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 4.46% to 27.40 in late trade, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which lost 3.66% to settle at 32.14 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which was down 3.64% to 7.606 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which rose 9.25% to 3.84, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen O.N. (DE: HDDG ) which was up 2.34% to settle at 1.8800 and HelloFresh SE (DE: HFGG ) which gained 2.03% to close at 9.05.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 16.21% to 18.500 in late trade, Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which lost 5.20% to settle at 28.4400 and Deutsche Beteiligungs AG O.N. (DE: DBANn ) which was down 4.64% to 33.900 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 408 to 305 and 67 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.20% to 19.67.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.24% or 3.00 to $1227.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.27% or 0.14 to hit $51.31 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.42% or 0.25 to trade at $59.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.61% to 1.1324, while EUR/GBP fell 0.49% to 0.8866.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 97.065.

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