Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.89%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.89%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Media , Transportation & Logistics and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 1.89%, while the MDAX index added 1.65%, and the TecDAX index added 0.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which rose 4.89% or 2.380 points to trade at 51.080 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 4.63% or 0.342 points to end at 7.722 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 4.00% or 2.62 points to 68.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 2.30% or 2.350 points to trade at 99.900 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 0.40% or 0.090 points to end at 22.340 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 0.30% or 0.040 points to 13.260.

The top performers on the MDAX were Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which rose 10.90% to 46.000, United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which was up 6.86% to settle at 32.870 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which gained 5.52% to close at 6.666.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 2.12% to 62.200 in late trade, Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which lost 1.88% to settle at 442.50 and Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which was down 1.25% to 4.800 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Zooplus AG (DE: ZO1G ) which rose 4.35% to 117.50, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was unchanged 3.21% to settle at 0.11 and Deutz AG (DE: DEZG ) which gained 3.42% to close at 6.795.

The worst performers were Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which was down 8.47% to 1.86 in late trade, Aumann AG (DE: AAGG ) which lost 1.77% to settle at 27.7000 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 1.63% to 10.235 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 484 to 213 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.45% to 16.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.48% or 6.25 to $1320.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.22% or 1.21 to hit $55.62 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.26% or 1.46 to trade at $66.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1274, while EUR/GBP fell 0.58% to 0.8763.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.903.

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