Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.21%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Technology and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.21%, while the MDAX index added 0.18%, and the TecDAX index added 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 9.18% or 5.14 points to trade at 61.13 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 1.71% or 2.500 points to end at 148.800 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 1.65% or 0.248 points to 15.248 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which lost 1.92% or 5.20 points to trade at 265.70 in late trade. Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) declined 1.33% or 2.350 points to end at 174.950 and Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) shed 1.16% or 2.60 points to 220.80.

The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 6.09% to 36.260, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 4.89% to settle at 62.660 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 4.86% to close at 33.850.

The worst performers were Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE: AT1 ) which was down 4.79% to 7.188 in late trade, Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which lost 4.09% to settle at 19.95 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which was down 2.66% to 84.860 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 4.89% to 62.660, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 4.86% to settle at 33.8500 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 4.67% to close at 147.800.

The worst performers were Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was down 1.01% to 37.13 in late trade, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which lost 0.82% to settle at 2.419 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) which was down 0.65% to 15.170 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 387 to 301 and 89 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.66% to 15.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.33% or 4.65 to $1410.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $59.41 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.05 to trade at $65.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.00% to 1.1367, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8966.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.757.

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