Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Retail and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.09% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index climbed 0.48%, and the TecDAX index added 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 2.30% or 0.565 points to trade at 25.125 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 1.86% or 0.380 points to end at 20.865 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.48% or 1.400 points to 95.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ), which lost 1.44% or 0.225 points to trade at 15.430 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 1.05% or 0.150 points to end at 14.170 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) shed 0.64% or 0.570 points to 87.820.

The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 3.36% to 58.520, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was up 2.69% to settle at 77.740 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which gained 2.32% to close at 108.05.

The worst performers were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 4.21% to 76.71 in late trade, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which lost 2.35% to settle at 17.030 and Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which was down 2.32% to 64.030 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 6.54% to 19.950, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 4.06% to settle at 99.100 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 2.05% to close at 107.150.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 2.57% to 12.710 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 1.87% to settle at 9.795 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 1.24% to 4.614 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 420 to 331 and 37 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.34% to 11.76.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.50% or 6.50 to $1295.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.82% or 0.42 to hit $50.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.67% or 0.38 to trade at $56.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1841, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8952.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 92.92.

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