Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.47%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Construction , Financial Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.47%, while the MDAX index added 0.86%, and the TecDAX index added 1.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which rose 1.57% or 1.220 points to trade at 78.840 at the close. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) added 1.36% or 2.50 points to end at 185.70 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.16% or 1.020 points to 89.230 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 0.85% or 0.600 points to trade at 70.390 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 0.66% or 0.185 points to end at 27.750 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 0.47% or 0.60 points to 125.90.

The top performers on the MDAX were LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which rose 2.35% to 83.750, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was up 2.29% to settle at 96.840 and RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which gained 2.10% to close at 63.660.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which was down 2.39% to 65.730 in late trade, Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which lost 1.00% to settle at 44.370 and Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 0.75% to 69.100 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which rose 9.86% to 4.801, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was up 6.81% to settle at 24.535 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which gained 4.64% to close at 9.620.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 3.89% to 77.820 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 0.37% to settle at 16.000 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 0.04% to 36.620 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 621 to 146 and 19 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.25% to 16.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.39% or 5.10 to $1313.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.17% or 0.08 to hit $46.52 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.39% or 0.20 to trade at $51.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.43% to 1.1921, while EUR/GBP fell 0.50% to 0.9219.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 92.64.

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