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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.40%

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(C) Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.40%

Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities, Software and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares higher while losses in the Basic Resources, Construction and Food & Beverages sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.40%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.17%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.18%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were SAP SE (DE:SAPG), which rose 3.39% or 4.080 points to trade at 124.610 at the close. Meanwhile, Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn) added 2.02% or 3.130 points to end at 158.380 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) was up 1.74% or 0.172 points to 10.040 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which fell 35.29% or 14.080 points to trade at 25.820 at the close. BASF SE NA O.N. (DE:BASFN) declined 5.68% or 3.070 points to end at 51.010 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:HEIG) was down 2.30% or 1.140 points to 48.340.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aareal Bank AG (DE:ARLG) which rose 4.25% to 17.900, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which was up 2.78% to settle at 62.900 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE:SHLG) which gained 2.55% to close at 43.95.

The worst performers were Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE:DWNG) which was down 3.74% to 39.620 in late trade, Knorr-Bremse AG (DE:KBX) which lost 3.51% to settle at 91.96 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which was down 2.41% to 50.600 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SAP SE (DE:SAPG) which rose 3.39% to 124.610, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which was up 2.78% to settle at 62.900 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE:SHLG) which gained 2.55% to close at 43.95.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) which was down 35.29% to 25.820 in late trade, Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which lost 2.41% to settle at 50.600 and RIB Software AG Na (DE:RIB) which was down 2.33% to 25.200 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 365 to 300 and 73 ended unchanged.

Shares in Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) fell to 5-year lows; losing 35.29% or 14.080 to 25.820. Shares in Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.02% or 3.130 to 158.380. Shares in Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) fell to 5-year lows; falling 35.29% or 14.080 to 25.820.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 6.36% to 34.72.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.29% or 22.35 to $1753.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.70% or 0.66 to hit $39.50 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.32% or 0.55 to trade at $42.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1187, while EUR/GBP rose 0.46% to 0.9055.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 97.570.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.40%

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