Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Construction , Retail and Software sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Media , Telecoms and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.06% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.38%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 1.78% or 0.455 points to trade at 26.020 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) added 1.45% or 0.145 points to end at 10.170 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) was up 0.91% or 0.740 points to 82.270 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 0.81% or 0.225 points to trade at 27.715 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 0.64% or 0.70 points to end at 108.65 and Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) shed 0.58% or 0.65 points to 112.25.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which rose 3.65% to 73.070, Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was up 2.67% to settle at 9.810 and Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which gained 2.61% to close at 108.000.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 5.61% to 50.450 in late trade, STADA Arzneimittel VNA O.N. (DE: STAGn ) which lost 1.43% to settle at 80.700 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 1.24% to 53.390 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 2.90% to 18.280, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was up 0.57% to settle at 58.060 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which gained 0.46% to close at 50.230.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 5.23% to 12.770 in late trade, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which lost 4.66% to settle at 5.160 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 4.29% to 9.643 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 386 to 350 and 53 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.47% to 15.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 2.07 to $1352.37 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.87% or 0.92 to hit $48.17 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.31 to trade at $54.18 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.14% to 1.2039, while EUR/GBP fell 0.63% to 0.9119.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 91.27.

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