Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.86%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.86%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Construction , Basic Resources and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Telecoms and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.86%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.70%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 3.60% or 0.425 points to trade at 12.225 at the close. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) added 2.12% or 1.085 points to end at 52.175 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 2.03% or 1.14 points to 57.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 8.35% or 10.225 points to trade at 112.175 in late trade. Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) declined 4.66% or 0.723 points to end at 14.807 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) shed 0.38% or 0.075 points to 19.515.

The top performers on the MDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 10.55% to 152.000, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 3.72% to settle at 23.690 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which gained 3.42% to close at 29.020.

The worst performers were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 7.34% to 74.450 in late trade, Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which lost 2.04% to settle at 43.230 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 1.79% to 2.799 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 50.86% to 9.70, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was up 10.55% to settle at 152.000 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 5.18% to close at 40.180.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 8.35% to 112.175 in late trade, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which lost 7.34% to settle at 74.450 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) which was down 4.66% to 14.807 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 491 to 215 and 76 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.38% to 15.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.24% or 3.15 to $1298.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.38% or 0.82 to hit $60.12 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.64% or 0.43 to trade at $67.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1227, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8637.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.795.

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