Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Frankfurt, the fell 0.45%, while the index declined 0.82%, and the index fell 0.89%.
The best performers of the session on the were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:), which rose 2.14% or 0.200 points to trade at 9.530 at the close. Meanwhile, RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:) added 0.87% or 0.280 points to end at 32.530 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:) was up 0.73% or 2.00 points to 274.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:), which fell 2.70% or 1.190 points to trade at 42.885 at the close. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:) declined 2.47% or 1.640 points to end at 64.690 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:) was down 2.34% or 3.98 points to 166.42.
The top performers on the MDAX were Tag Immobilien AG (DE:) which rose 1.91% to 24.580, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:) which was up 1.86% to settle at 5.813 and Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE:) which gained 1.57% to close at 12.3250.
The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 5.51% to 64.250 in late trade, Rational AG (DE:) which lost 4.23% to settle at 679.00 and Varta AG (DE:) which was down 4.09% to 75.000 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Bechtle AG (DE:) which rose 0.70% to 144.600, Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE:) which was up 0.36% to settle at 14.902 and Freenet AG NA (DE:) which gained 0.35% to close at 19.795.
The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 5.51% to 64.250 in late trade, Varta AG (DE:) which lost 4.09% to settle at 75.000 and RIB Software AG Na (DE:) which was down 3.34% to 18.500 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 422 to 256 and 71 ended unchanged.
Shares in Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 2.14% or 0.200 to 9.530. Shares in RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 0.87% or 0.280 to 32.530. Shares in Tag Immobilien AG (DE:) rose to 5-year highs; up 1.91% or 0.460 to 24.580. Shares in Bechtle AG (DE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.70% or 1.000 to 144.600.
The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 4.03% to 14.46.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.19% or 2.95 to $1572.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.82% or 0.42 to hit $50.53 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.27 to trade at $54.66 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.0944, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8488.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 98.575.
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