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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.31%

Published 26-01-2018, 10:45 pm
© Reuters.  Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.31%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Retail and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.31%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.60%, and the TecDAX index added 1.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG), which rose 2.60% or 0.670 points to trade at 26.410 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) added 1.57% or 1.420 points to end at 92.100 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p) was up 1.54% or 1.70 points to 111.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn), which lost 0.95% or 0.150 points to trade at 15.650 in late trade. Siemens AG Class N (DE:SIEGn) declined 0.82% or 1.00 points to end at 121.06 and E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn) shed 0.51% or 0.044 points to 8.618.

The top performers on the MDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:SNHG) which rose 4.12% to 0.50, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which was up 3.33% to settle at 174.00 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which gained 1.89% to close at 23.230.

The worst performers were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE:JUNG_p) which was down 1.33% to 40.180 in late trade, Innogy SE (DE:IGY) which lost 1.00% to settle at 31.670 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE:HNRGn) which was down 0.45% to 109.90 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which rose 6.97% to 41.760, Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which was up 5.93% to settle at 17.150 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which gained 5.93% to close at 15.800.

The worst performers were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which was down 2.14% to 79.900 in late trade, Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) which lost 1.71% to settle at 97.460 and GFT Technologies AG (DE:GFTG) which was down 0.91% to 13.130 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 468 to 241 and 102 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.20% to 13.83.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.76% or 10.30 to $1352.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.96% or 0.63 to hit $66.14 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.08 to trade at $70.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.2424, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 88.84.

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