Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 2.63%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 2.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Software and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 2.63% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index climbed 1.93%, and the TecDAX index climbed 2.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 4.79% or 6.850 points to trade at 149.850 at the close. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) added 4.47% or 5.75 points to end at 134.50 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) was up 4.13% or 2.600 points to 65.600 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ), which added 0.27% or 0.240 points to trade at 88.340 in late trade. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) added 0.56% or 0.50 points to end at 90.50 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) gained 0.89% or 0.86 points to 97.02.

The top performers on the MDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 5.20% to 109.200, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 4.95% to settle at 80.140 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 4.77% to close at 89.56.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 0.68% to 101.6000 in late trade, Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which lost 0.23% to settle at 25.700 and Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 0.06% to 32.94 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were HelloFresh SE (DE: HFGG ) which rose 21.45% to 8.78, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was up 15.07% to settle at 10.08 and S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which gained 7.50% to close at 18.78.

The worst performers were Kloeckner & Co SE NA (DE: KCOGn ) which was down 3.92% to 6.1350 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 1.58% to settle at 49.260 and TLG Immobilien AG (DE: TLGG ) which was down 1.31% to 25.66 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 582 to 112 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.48% to 16.20 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.78% or 10.05 to $1282.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.92% or 1.52 to hit $53.59 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.26% or 1.38 to trade at $62.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1360, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8807.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 96.012.

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