Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Software , Retail and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Construction , Telecoms and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.13% to hit a new 52-week low, while the MDAX index gained 0.35%, and the TecDAX index added 1.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 5.20% or 8.300 points to trade at 167.850 at the close. Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) added 2.53% or 5.0000 points to end at 202.4000 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 2.30% or 3.15 points to 140.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 2.21% or 1.500 points to trade at 66.280 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 1.58% or 1.22 points to end at 76.10 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) shed 1.51% or 0.59 points to 38.39.

The top performers on the MDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 5.63% to 16.500, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 4.12% to settle at 96.080 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 3.89% to close at 125.400.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 4.43% to 61.500 in late trade, LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which lost 2.46% to settle at 93.400 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 2.36% to 47.100 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which rose 12.67% to 3.25, Aumann AG (DE: AAGG ) which was up 9.02% to settle at 48.3500 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 6.78% to close at 19.220.

The worst performers were Baywa AG Vink. NA O.N. (DE: BYWGnx ) which was down 3.80% to 26.550 in late trade, Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which lost 2.87% to settle at 84.500 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 2.82% to 15.480 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 386 to 326 and 65 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 11.05% to 20.80 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.51% or 6.30 to $1221.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $70.91 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.71% or 0.57 to trade at $79.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1561, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8788.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 94.92.

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