Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.07%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.07%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Construction and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Transportation & Logistics and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.07%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.29%, and the TecDAX index added 1.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ), which rose 1.26% or 1.40 points to trade at 112.60 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 1.06% or 0.82 points to end at 78.48 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) was up 1.03% or 0.840 points to 82.640 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 5.75% or 1.570 points to trade at 25.720 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 2.55% or 1.00 points to end at 38.28 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) shed 1.34% or 3.00 points to 220.90.

The top performers on the MDAX were Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which rose 3.31% to 70.250, Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was up 2.71% to settle at 37.920 and Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which gained 2.02% to close at 66.695.

The worst performers were Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 7.28% to 10.055 in late trade, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which lost 5.71% to settle at 43.270 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 2.57% to 13.08 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 4.87% to 17.560, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 3.98% to settle at 122.900 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 3.76% to close at 14.910.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 4.33% to 32.00 in late trade, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which lost 1.62% to settle at 17.570 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 1.40% to 15.850 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 448 to 270 and 76 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.32% to 17.10 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.26% or 3.50 to $1325.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.84% or 1.71 to hit $61.83 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.58% or 1.64 to trade at $65.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.2326, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8888.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 89.98.

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