Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.30%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Software sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.30% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.25%, and the TecDAX index added 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 4.35% or 4.800 points to trade at 115.100 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 1.71% or 0.225 points to end at 13.410 and Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) was up 1.48% or 1.40 points to 95.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which lost 2.75% or 1.380 points to trade at 48.740 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 1.33% or 0.90 points to end at 67.00 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) shed 1.10% or 1.020 points to 91.420.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which rose 3.59% to 138.60, Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which was up 3.38% to settle at 39.100 and Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which gained 2.46% to close at 479.50.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 2.81% to 142.000 in late trade, Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which lost 2.36% to settle at 2.933 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 2.08% to 91.7000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which rose 4.07% to 2.00, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 3.61% to settle at 9.5340 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which gained 3.39% to close at 35.380.

The worst performers were Adler Real Estate AG (DE: ADLG ) which was down 8.18% to 12.80 in late trade, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which lost 4.58% to settle at 50.000 and Sixt AG ST O.N. (DE: SIXG ) which was down 2.43% to 78.250 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 394 to 289 and 101 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.49% to 16.03.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.45% or 5.95 to $1333.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.74% or 0.42 to hit $57.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.12 to trade at $67.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1345, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8679.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.328.

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