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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.46%

Published 12-12-2017, 10:45 pm
Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.46%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities, Software and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.46% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.65%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG), which rose 2.52% or 0.510 points to trade at 20.785 at the close. SAP SE (DE:SAPG) added 1.57% or 1.490 points to end at 96.190 and Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG) was up 1.47% or 1.32 points to 91.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG), which lost 0.97% or 0.290 points to trade at 29.595 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:PSMGn) declined 0.85% or 0.245 points to end at 28.550 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p) shed 0.70% or 1.20 points to 169.45.

The top performers on the MDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:SNHG) which rose 27.77% to 0.75, Uniper SE (DE:UN01) which was up 4.18% to settle at 25.685 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which gained 2.87% to close at 20.275.

The worst performers were Rational AG (BS:RAAd) which was down 1.91% to 540.40 in late trade, Aurubis AG (DE:NAFG) which lost 1.31% to settle at 71.520 and Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) which was down 1.12% to 101.450 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which rose 4.63% to 23.260, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which was up 2.17% to settle at 34.650 and Qiagen NV (DE:QGEN) which gained 2.04% to close at 27.000.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which was down 4.03% to 12.725 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which lost 1.57% to settle at 80.970 and Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which was down 1.55% to 11.470 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 476 to 319 and 43 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.02% to 13.18.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.58% or 7.20 to $1239.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.55% or 0.90 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.98% or 1.28 to trade at $63.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1721, while EUR/GBP fell 0.25% to 0.8799.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 94.19.

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