Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.86%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.86%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer & Cyclical , Financial Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.86%, while the MDAX index climbed 1.33%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 2.52% or 0.92 points to trade at 37.41 at the close. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) added 1.98% or 0.610 points to end at 31.470 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) was up 1.85% or 1.600 points to 87.880 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ), which lost 0.94% or 1.65 points to trade at 174.50 in late trade. Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) declined 0.36% or 0.65 points to end at 182.10 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) shed 0.36% or 0.046 points to 12.790.

The top performers on the MDAX were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which rose 3.92% to 63.650, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was up 3.78% to settle at 71.30 and Airbus Group SE (F: AIRG ) which gained 2.41% to close at 95.330.

The worst performers were Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which was down 0.35% to 67.580 in late trade, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which lost 0.22% to settle at 72.940 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 0.18% to 141.05 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 8.23% to 25.520, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 4.86% to settle at 75.550 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which gained 2.86% to close at 50.750.

The worst performers were Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 2.84% to 154.00 in late trade, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which lost 1.21% to settle at 9.468 and Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 0.79% to 6.290 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 562 to 178 and 66 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 9.83% to 18.66.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.05% or 0.70 to $1354.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.64% or 0.39 to hit $61.73 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.01% or 0.65 to trade at $64.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.57% to 1.2433, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8852.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 88.90.

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