Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.98%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.98%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Resources and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.98% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.13%, and the TecDAX index added 1.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 3.05% or 0.800 points to trade at 26.990 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 2.93% or 0.590 points to end at 20.700 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 2.35% or 0.500 points to 21.810 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which lost 2.47% or 2.750 points to trade at 108.800 in late trade. Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) declined 0.30% or 0.090 points to end at 29.600 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) shed 0.25% or 0.200 points to 79.200.

The top performers on the MDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which rose 5.98% to 0.16, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was up 4.66% to settle at 43.090 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which gained 2.86% to close at 36.660.

The worst performers were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 8.22% to 31.810 in late trade, Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which lost 4.06% to settle at 64.650 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 2.05% to 59.850 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which rose 5.84% to 5.350, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 5.78% to settle at 16.343 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 4.99% to close at 149.300.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 1.67% to 9.068 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which lost 1.50% to settle at 95.450 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 0.79% to 94.250 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 489 to 201 and 82 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.62% to 17.62.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.32% or 18.00 to $1342.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.10% or 0.07 to hit $66.75 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.51% or 0.37 to trade at $71.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.37% to 1.2321, while EUR/GBP fell 0.83% to 0.8651.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 89.50.

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