Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.36%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Technology and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 1.36% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index added 1.06%, and the TecDAX index added 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which rose 4.92% or 2.230 points to trade at 47.590 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 4.19% or 6.10 points to end at 151.64 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 3.95% or 0.309 points to 8.131 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ), which lost 0.67% or 0.095 points to trade at 14.095 in late trade. Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE: MUVGn ) declined 0.66% or 1.30 points to end at 196.00 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) shed 0.37% or 0.320 points to 85.200.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which rose 5.36% to 92.40, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 5.22% to settle at 49.000 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 5.19% to close at 90.000.

The worst performers were Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was down 1.82% to 24.820 in late trade, Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which lost 1.26% to settle at 71.900 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE: HNRGn ) which was down 1.16% to 127.80 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Corestate Capital Holding SA (DE: CCAG ) which rose 5.70% to 31.5000, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which was up 5.66% to settle at 50.400 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which gained 5.25% to close at 34.090.

The worst performers were Zooplus AG (DE: ZO1G ) which was down 2.26% to 112.30 in late trade, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which lost 2.13% to settle at 43.240 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 1.76% to 46.920 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 502 to 205 and 72 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.89% to 16.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.39% or 17.75 to $1297.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.77% or 0.41 to hit $53.54 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.36 to trade at $61.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.88% to 1.1404, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8663.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.76% at 95.565.

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