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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.20%

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© Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.20% – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Food & Beverages, Technology and Software sectors led shares higher while losses in the Utilities, Insurance and Basic Resources sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.20%, while the MDAX index declined 0.32%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.60%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:PSMGn), which rose 2.67% or 0.870 points to trade at 33.495 at the close. Meanwhile, Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) added 1.62% or 0.255 points to end at 16.005 and SAP SE (DE:SAPG) was up 1.48% or 1.140 points to 78.290 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG), which fell 2.21% or 0.265 points to trade at 11.740 at the close. E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn) declined 1.22% or 0.075 points to end at 6.055 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE:BASFN) was down 0.99% or 0.800 points to 80.400.

The top performers on the MDAX were Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE:GBFG) which rose 2.48% to 34.915, Suedzucker AG (DE:SZUG) which was up 2.25% to settle at 21.850 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which gained 1.87% to close at 83.150.

The worst performers were CTS Eventim AG (DE:EVDG) which was down 2.75% to 28.515 in late trade, Hannover Rueck SE (DE:HNRGn) which lost 2.73% to settle at 99.800 and Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE:TLXGn) which was down 1.17% to 29.660 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which rose 3.85% to 36.455, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which was up 3.81% to settle at 37.705 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which gained 3.33% to close at 46.345.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (F:AIXC) which was down 1.94% to 4.600 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which lost 1.53% to settle at 17.985 and STRATEC Biomedical AG (DE:SBSG) which was down 1.42% to 43.850 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 454 to 427 and 34 ended unchanged.

Shares in E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn) fell to all time lows; down 1.22% or 0.075 to 6.055.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.39% to 19.04.

Gold for December delivery was down 0.73% or 8.85 to $1208.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.66% or 0.30 to hit $45.12 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.56% or 0.26 to trade at $46.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.0594, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8591.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.32% at 101.32.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.20%

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