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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.20%

Published 2019/01/02, 19:15
© Reuters.  Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.20%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities, Consumer & Cyclical and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.20%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.52%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn), which rose 3.16% or 0.273 points to trade at 8.900 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) added 2.61% or 0.182 points to end at 7.149 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG) was up 1.89% or 0.800 points to 43.180 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p), which lost 1.91% or 2.66 points to trade at 136.26 in late trade. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) declined 1.44% or 0.660 points to end at 45.250 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:BMWG) shed 1.36% or 0.960 points to 69.740.

The top performers on the MDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which rose 5.01% to 18.235, Rheinmetall AG (DE:RHMG) which was up 3.78% to settle at 80.080 and CTS Eventim AG (DE:EVDG) which gained 3.74% to close at 33.800.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (DE:GXIG) which was down 5.76% to 53.950 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:PSMGn) which lost 3.18% to settle at 15.0550 and Metro AG (DE:CECG) which was down 3.12% to 3.048 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which rose 8.13% to 7.980, Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (DE:BVB) which was up 6.34% to settle at 8.470 and Koenig & Bauer AG ST O.N. (DE:SKBG) which gained 4.88% to close at 38.280.

The worst performers were Corestate Capital Holding SA (DE:CCAG) which was down 5.61% to 28.6000 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which lost 4.21% to settle at 21.5900 and RIB Software AG Na (DE:RIB) which was down 3.89% to 11.370 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 478 to 256 and 42 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.60% to 23.25.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.54% or 6.90 to $1288.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.56% or 2.07 to hit $47.48 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 4.26% or 2.29 to trade at $56.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.97% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.9010.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.68% at 96.382.

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