Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.52%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services , Software and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Retail and Consumer & Cyclical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.52%, while the MDAX index declined 0.57%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 5.10% or 6.000 points to trade at 123.650 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) added 2.52% or 1.12 points to end at 45.49 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 2.03% or 1.90 points to 95.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.58% or 0.325 points to trade at 12.285 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 2.32% or 1.65 points to end at 69.49 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) shed 2.32% or 5.00 points to 210.60.

The top performers on the MDAX were Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which rose 3.25% to 21.600, LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which was up 2.81% to settle at 102.250 and Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which gained 2.41% to close at 22.06.

The worst performers were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was down 4.99% to 26.660 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 3.70% to settle at 15.2300 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 3.44% to 21.910 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 5.10% to 123.650, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was up 1.57% to settle at 36.320 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which gained 1.51% to close at 302.50.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 9.60% to 6.78 in late trade, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which lost 5.47% to settle at 8.295 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 5.09% to 46.220 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 492 to 204 and 86 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.51% to 15.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.04% or 13.35 to $1299.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.57% or 0.89 to hit $55.77 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.42% or 0.94 to trade at $65.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1241, while EUR/GBP rose 1.06% to 0.8644.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 97.273.

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