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Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.60%

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Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology, Media and Software sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.60%, while the MDAX index declined 0.82%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.85%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p), which rose 1.07% or 0.94 points to trade at 88.48 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) added 0.66% or 0.440 points to end at 66.700 and Linde PLC (DE:LINI) was up 0.53% or 0.950 points to 180.600 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn), which fell 5.29% or 0.803 points to trade at 14.385 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) declined 2.53% or 0.305 points to end at 11.770 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE:BASFN) was down 1.88% or 1.160 points to 60.480.

The top performers on the MDAX were Zalando SE (DE:ZALG) which rose 2.14% to 37.79, Puma SE (DE:PUMG) which was up 1.78% to settle at 54.45 and Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE:B4B) which gained 1.31% to close at 15.0650.

The worst performers were Bechtle AG (DE:BC8G) which was down 12.56% to 92.950 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which lost 5.53% to settle at 57.740 and United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which was down 4.50% to 31.650 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which rose 3.78% to 24.680, Qiagen NV (DE:QIA) which was up 0.40% to settle at 35.240 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which gained 0.23% to close at 88.250.

The worst performers were Bechtle AG (DE:BC8G) which was down 12.56% to 92.950 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which lost 5.53% to settle at 57.740 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) which was down 5.29% to 14.385 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 446 to 243 and 88 ended unchanged.

Shares in Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.29% or 0.803 to 14.385. Shares in Linde PLC (DE:LINI) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.53% or 0.950 to 180.600. Shares in Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.53% or 3.380 to 57.740. Shares in Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.53% or 3.380 to 57.740. Shares in Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) fell to 52-week lows; falling 5.29% or 0.803 to 14.385.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 22.77% to 14.92 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.15% or 2.05 to $1345.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.78% or 0.41 to hit $52.69 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.21% or 0.74 to trade at $62.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.1207, while EUR/GBP rose 0.04% to 0.8898.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 97.553.

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