Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.25%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.25%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Construction and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.25%, while the MDAX index added 0.34%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 3.11% or 0.650 points to trade at 21.530 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 2.90% or 0.210 points to end at 7.452 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) was up 2.67% or 1.400 points to 53.740 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 1.62% or 0.390 points to trade at 23.730 in late trade. Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) declined 1.38% or 2.250 points to end at 160.350 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 1.11% or 0.68 points to 60.79.

The top performers on the MDAX were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which rose 7.09% to 57.40, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which was up 3.06% to settle at 7.448 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 2.95% to close at 80.98.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 4.36% to 79.480 in late trade, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which lost 4.23% to settle at 47.120 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 1.73% to 88.0000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 2.24% to 31.0200, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was up 2.06% to settle at 321.50 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 1.85% to close at 33.060.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 4.36% to 79.480 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.90% to settle at 19.440 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 2.73% to 14.270 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 405 to 283 and 88 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 9.22% to 13.29 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.42% or 18.65 to $1295.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.41% or 0.91 to hit $63.70 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.09% or 0.78 to trade at $70.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1258, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8621.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.805.

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