Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 3.37%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 3.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 3.37%, while the MDAX index added 2.99%, and the TecDAX index added 3.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 7.68% or 3.165 points to trade at 44.365 at the close. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) added 6.35% or 3.86 points to end at 64.66 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) was up 6.05% or 3.360 points to 58.940 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ), which added 0.77% or 0.115 points to trade at 15.045 in late trade. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 0.90% or 0.820 points to end at 92.180 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) gained 0.94% or 0.085 points to 9.083.

The top performers on the MDAX were Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which rose 8.17% to 26.340, Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which was up 7.43% to settle at 3.223 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which gained 5.96% to close at 45.53.

The worst performers were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 3.81% to 36.35 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 3.42% to settle at 14.5500 and Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which was down 0.80% to 41.050 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which rose 19.35% to 9.250, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was up 8.61% to settle at 16.650 and Aumann AG (DE: AAGG ) which gained 7.64% to close at 31.0000.

The worst performers were VTG AG O.N. (DE: VT9G ) which was down 1.96% to 50.000 in late trade, Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which lost 1.53% to settle at 2.90 and Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE: SAEG ) which was down 0.78% to 38.200 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 609 to 114 and 53 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 9.67% to 21.48.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.62% or 8.00 to $1286.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.12% or 1.00 to hit $48.09 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.13% or 1.19 to trade at $57.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1401, while EUR/GBP fell 0.72% to 0.8953.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.743.

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