FRANKFURT, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- German stocks edged down on Friday, with the benchmark DAX index down 21.35 points, or 0.17 percent, to close at 12,633.60 points.
Global internet technology and financial services provider Wirecard lost 6.29 percent, the top loser among the blue chips, followed by European health care company Fresenius SE and automotive manufacturer Daimler, which lost 2.53 percent and 1.42 percent respectively.
German insurance and financial services company Allianz gained 1.28 percent, the top gainer. Reinsurance company Munich Re and manufacturing and electronics company Siemens advanced 1.14 percent and 0.86 percent respectively.
Wirecard was the most traded share with a turnover of 657.8 million euros (733.0 million U.S. dollars). Enditem