Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.18%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Utilities and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.18%, while the MDAX index gained 0.10%, and the TecDAX index added 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 3.78% or 0.316 points to trade at 8.684 at the close. Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) added 3.28% or 0.425 points to end at 13.395 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) was up 2.39% or 2.60 points to 111.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 2.13% or 0.590 points to trade at 27.130 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 1.52% or 3.50 points to end at 226.80 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) shed 1.46% or 0.190 points to 12.854.

The top performers on the MDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which rose 9.27% to 0.37, Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which was up 3.84% to settle at 15.700 and Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which gained 3.55% to close at 32.400.

The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 7.55% to 56.950 in late trade, Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which lost 2.37% to settle at 60.900 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 2.33% to 68.700 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 12.67% to 27.560, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 8.71% to settle at 14.845 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 3.79% to close at 13.700.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 2.44% to 18.000 in late trade, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which lost 1.65% to settle at 98.740 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was down 1.58% to 46.240 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 385 to 332 and 86 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.56% to 18.78.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.16% or 2.10 to $1330.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.34% or 0.84 to hit $63.61 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.17% or 0.78 to trade at $67.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.2299, while EUR/GBP fell 0.43% to 0.8800.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 89.78.

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