Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 2.90%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 2.90%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Technology and Software sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 2.90%, while the MDAX index added 2.17%, and the TecDAX index added 3.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 4.58% or 2.800 points to trade at 63.940 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 4.41% or 0.492 points to end at 11.660 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 4.33% or 0.910 points to 21.920 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which added 0.54% or 0.049 points to trade at 9.064 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 0.60% or 0.120 points to end at 20.100 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) gained 0.85% or 0.34 points to 40.24.

The top performers on the MDAX were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which rose 4.53% to 41.760, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 4.36% to settle at 69.400 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 4.10% to close at 139.55.

The worst performers were Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was down 0.38% to 23.770 in late trade, Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which lost 0.13% to settle at 38.200 and Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which was up 0.13% to 37.980 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 17.47% to 9.334, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 6.59% to settle at 99.040 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which gained 6.28% to close at 245.50.

The worst performers were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 0.83% to 19.180 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 0.63% to settle at 31.30 and Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 0.16% to 4.990 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 596 to 108 and 65 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 11.52% to 18.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.85% or 11.40 to $1328.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.57% or 0.36 to hit $63.73 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.45 to trade at $68.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.2237, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8741.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 90.17.

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