Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.22%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Financial Services and Construction sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources , Retail and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.22% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index lost 0.06%, and the TecDAX index added 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 1.91% or 0.76 points to trade at 40.62 at the close. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) added 1.56% or 1.400 points to end at 91.330 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 0.95% or 0.210 points to 22.340 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 1.85% or 0.500 points to trade at 26.490 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 1.55% or 0.460 points to end at 29.140 and Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) shed 1.08% or 1.80 points to 165.00.

The top performers on the MDAX were Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which rose 2.65% to 14.350, Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which was up 2.62% to settle at 66.750 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which gained 2.17% to close at 61.150.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 9.39% to 0.15 in late trade, Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which lost 5.83% to settle at 110.600 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 2.89% to 67.200 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 5.63% to 20.820, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 2.71% to settle at 9.314 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 2.08% to close at 127.400.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 3.83% to 49.000 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 1.77% to settle at 14.665 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.23% to 13.680 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 408 to 277 and 92 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.70% to 16.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.54% or 7.20 to $1349.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.85% or 0.57 to hit $67.64 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.12% or 0.81 to trade at $72.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.2324, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8645.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 89.52.

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