Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Telecoms and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.11% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index climbed 0.19%, and the TecDAX index added 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 1.55% or 1.90 points to trade at 124.80 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 1.14% or 0.182 points to end at 16.154 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 1.08% or 0.48 points to 44.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.14% or 0.270 points to trade at 12.355 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) declined 1.29% or 0.920 points to end at 70.540 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) shed 0.57% or 0.056 points to 9.800.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which rose 2.71% to 43.28, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was up 2.59% to settle at 35.700 and Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which gained 2.58% to close at 30.240.

The worst performers were Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which was down 1.94% to 35.4600 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 1.39% to settle at 25.460 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was down 1.28% to 13.510 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which rose 3.67% to 7.335, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was up 2.58% to settle at 30.240 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 1.97% to close at 14.500.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 2.48% to 13.36 in late trade, Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which lost 1.94% to settle at 35.460 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 1.76% to 40.18 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 411 to 266 and 80 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.24% to 12.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 2.90 to $1418.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.94% or 0.54 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.05% or 0.67 to trade at $63.15 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1280, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.8966.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.350.

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