Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.49%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.49%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Transportation & Logistics and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.49%, while the MDAX index gained 0.51%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 2.85% or 0.580 points to trade at 20.910 at the close. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 1.53% or 1.48 points to end at 97.92 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) was up 1.42% or 1.850 points to 131.950 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 1.17% or 0.225 points to trade at 18.975 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 0.75% or 0.062 points to end at 8.170 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 0.62% or 0.94 points to 150.98.

The top performers on the MDAX were Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which rose 3.37% to 30.3700, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which was up 2.83% to settle at 62.540 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which gained 2.70% to close at 48.660.

The worst performers were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 9.83% to 23.490 in late trade, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which lost 2.68% to settle at 29.410 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was down 1.47% to 24.150 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE: SAEG ) which rose 5.60% to 41.500, Hapag Lloyd AG (DE: HLAG ) which was up 4.13% to settle at 30.2600 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which gained 4.06% to close at 35.90.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 4.22% to 18.380 in late trade, Patrizia Immobilien AG (DE: PATGn ) which lost 3.30% to settle at 16.690 and HelloFresh SE (DE: HFGG ) which was down 3.24% to 8.65 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 436 to 265 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.15% to 19.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.37% or 4.60 to $1223.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 6.81% or 3.72 to hit $50.91 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 6.10% or 3.82 to trade at $58.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.1335, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8845.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.828.

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