Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.05%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Resources , Technology and Financial Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 1.05%, while the MDAX index lost 1.21%, and the TecDAX index declined 2.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which rose 0.77% or 0.700 points to trade at 91.660 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 0.47% or 0.100 points to end at 21.550 and Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) was up 0.32% or 0.450 points to 140.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 12.46% or 13.810 points to trade at 97.040 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 4.44% or 0.670 points to end at 14.420 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 2.73% or 3.60 points to 128.25.

The top performers on the MDAX were Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which rose 27.28% to 4.904, Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which was up 1.33% to settle at 74.560 and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which gained 1.09% to close at 9.72.

The worst performers were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 5.15% to 41.640 in late trade, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which lost 5.15% to settle at 32.050 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 4.47% to 48.13 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Metro AG ST O.N. (DE: CECG ) which rose 26.78% to 4.904, Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which was up 2.34% to settle at 22.7400 and Cewe Color Holding O.N. (DE: CWCG ) which gained 1.35% to close at 75.200.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 32.11% to 20.590 in late trade, Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which lost 10.42% to settle at 25.2800 and Aumann AG (DE: AAGG ) which was down 10.30% to 29.6000 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 513 to 179 and 84 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.86% to 18.78.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.33% or 4.35 to $1318.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.23% or 0.12 to hit $52.52 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.11 to trade at $61.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1329, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.377.

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