Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.77%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.77%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Software , Utilities and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.77%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.46%, and the TecDAX index added 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which rose 2.10% or 2.340 points to trade at 113.720 at the close. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) added 1.82% or 4.75 points to end at 265.25 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 1.74% or 0.170 points to 9.925 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which lost 1.69% or 0.77 points to trade at 44.72 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 0.79% or 0.42 points to end at 52.87 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) shed 0.27% or 0.180 points to 66.320.

The top performers on the MDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 4.48% to 30.100, Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was up 2.96% to settle at 557.00 and Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which gained 2.51% to close at 120.96.

The worst performers were Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which was down 8.53% to 35.810 in late trade, Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which lost 4.93% to settle at 21.62 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was down 4.92% to 40.98 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which rose 4.48% to 30.1000, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was up 4.05% to settle at 360.00 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) which gained 2.10% to close at 113.720.

The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 2.10% to 27.060 in late trade, Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which lost 0.64% to settle at 17.210 and Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which was down 0.38% to 34.450 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 481 to 220 and 73 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.92% to 15.45.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.36% or 4.85 to $1347.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.90% or 1.00 to hit $53.59 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.95% or 1.20 to trade at $62.87 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.60% to 1.1342, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8894.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.56% at 96.455.

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