Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Media and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.06%, while the MDAX index added 1.65%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which rose 1.58% or 0.480 points to trade at 30.860 at the close. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) added 1.52% or 1.60 points to end at 106.55 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 1.29% or 0.164 points to 12.836 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 2.38% or 0.385 points to trade at 15.800 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 1.22% or 0.330 points to end at 26.750 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 1.19% or 0.096 points to 8.004.

The top performers on the MDAX were Airbus Group SE (F: AIRG ) which rose 10.53% to 93.070, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was up 4.41% to settle at 0.38 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which gained 3.52% to close at 138.30.

The worst performers were Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which was down 2.96% to 30.490 in late trade, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which lost 1.55% to settle at 73.500 and Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which was down 1.53% to 109.500 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 4.03% to 98.100, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 3.46% to settle at 12.260 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which gained 2.94% to close at 28.000.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 6.04% to 9.584 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 2.36% to settle at 14.465 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 2.04% to 81.650 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 466 to 262 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.29% to 20.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.32% or 4.30 to $1353.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.23% or 0.14 to hit $60.74 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.64% or 0.41 to trade at $63.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.2477, while EUR/GBP fell 0.17% to 0.8881.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 88.73.

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