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 Construction , Technology and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.18% to hit a new 3-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.28%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which rose 1.70% or 1.160 points to trade at 69.580 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) added 1.65% or 0.326 points to end at 20.130 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) was up 1.30% or 0.79 points to 61.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 1.19% or 0.090 points to trade at 7.492 in late trade. SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) declined 1.10% or 1.140 points to end at 102.500 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) shed 0.98% or 0.88 points to 88.52.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which rose 4.87% to 20.340, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 2.90% to settle at 82.94 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which gained 2.66% to close at 14.2750.

The worst performers were Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which was down 2.20% to 21.300 in late trade, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which lost 1.77% to settle at 11.13 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 1.55% to 22.80 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 5.47% to 21.200, Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was up 3.20% to settle at 42.620 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which gained 2.68% to close at 9.0360.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 4.34% to 9.04 in late trade, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which lost 2.10% to settle at 23.36 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 1.40% to 43.740 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 400 to 282 and 95 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.92% to 13.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.14% or 1.75 to $1296.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.98% or 0.61 to hit $62.71 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.62 to trade at $70.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1215, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8617.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 97.040.

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