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 Basic Resources , Insurance and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.49%, while the MDAX index added 0.16%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 1.74% or 2.150 points to trade at 125.500 at the close. Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) added 1.72% or 3.70 points to end at 219.20 and Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) was up 1.47% or 1.52 points to 105.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 1.93% or 0.235 points to trade at 11.950 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 1.42% or 0.236 points to end at 16.382 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.39% or 0.090 points to 6.367.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which rose 3.53% to 28.43, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 3.00% to settle at 40.470 and Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which gained 2.45% to close at 108.600.

The worst performers were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which was down 5.36% to 43.120 in late trade, Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which lost 2.54% to settle at 46.790 and Brenntag AG (DE: BNRGn ) which was down 2.19% to 43.320 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 18.95% to 22.660, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was up 6.23% to settle at 32.42 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 3.02% to close at 16.010.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 3.07% to 8.22 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which lost 2.19% to settle at 27.640 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 2.12% to 129.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 382 to 298 and 94 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.18% to 17.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.11% or 1.35 to $1284.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.93% or 0.54 to hit $58.45 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.66 to trade at $68.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1208, while EUR/GBP fell 0.26% to 0.8809.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 97.447.

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