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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.21%

Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer&Cyclical, Food&Beverages and Construction sectors

Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer&Cyclical, Food&Beverages and Construction sectors led shares higher while losses in the Pharmaceuticals&Healthcare, Transportation&Logistics and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.21% to hit a new 52-week low, while the MDAX index gained 0.39%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.45%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which rose 2.78% or 3.600 points to trade at 133.100 at the close. Meanwhile, Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE:BEIG) added 1.90% or 1.760 points to end at 94.240 and Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) was up 1.70% or 1.06 points to 63.43 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Fresenius SE&Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG), which fell 17.10% or 8.075 points to trade at 39.145 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) declined 8.36% or 5.680 points to end at 62.280 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) was down 1.80% or 0.350 points to 19.140.

The top performers on the MDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which rose 2.99% to 98.2500, Uniper SE (DE:UN01) which was up 2.40% to settle at 23.080 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE:SY1G) which gained 2.03% to close at 71.320.

The worst performers were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn) which was down 5.28% to 168.60 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which lost 4.33% to settle at 72.84 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which was down 2.94% to 17.850 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Deutsche Beteiligungs AG O.N. (DE:DBANn) which rose 6.86% to 33.500, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE:HNLG) which was up 4.21% to settle at 54.400 and Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:SNHG) which unchanged 2.49% to close at 0.10.

The worst performers were Leoni AG (DE:LEOGn) which was down 4.98% to 25.590 in late trade, Xing AG (DE:OBCGn) which lost 4.97% to settle at 239.00 and Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE:SAEG) which was down 4.33% to 37.600 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 403 to 307 and 67 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fresenius SE&Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG) fell to 3-years lows; losing 17.10% or 8.075 to 39.145. Shares in Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) fell to 3-years lows; losing 8.36% or 5.680 to 62.280. Shares in Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.33% or 3.30 to 72.84. Shares in Leoni AG (DE:LEOGn) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.98% or 1.340 to 25.590.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.86% to 22.38.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.52% or 6.50 to $1250.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.08% or 2.10 to hit $53.59 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.33% or 2.60 to trade at $62.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1384, while EUR/GBP rose 0.48% to 0.8943.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.722.