Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.55%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer & Cyclical , Telecoms and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.55%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.54%, and the TecDAX index added 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which rose 2.51% or 4.65 points to trade at 189.60 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) added 2.07% or 0.86 points to end at 42.33 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) was up 2.00% or 2.15 points to 109.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.45% or 0.550 points to trade at 21.870 in late trade. Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) declined 1.80% or 2.06 points to end at 112.14 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) shed 1.11% or 0.260 points to 23.220.

The top performers on the MDAX were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which rose 2.56% to 11.03, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 2.13% to settle at 40.83 and Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which gained 1.79% to close at 22.72.

The worst performers were Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was down 1.71% to 47.06 in late trade, Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which lost 1.68% to settle at 70.100 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which was down 1.04% to 57.22 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which rose 7.51% to 26.34, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 6.40% to settle at 16.492 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which gained 3.23% to close at 35.160.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was down 3.14% to 105.000 in late trade, Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 45.660 and SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 1.54% to 25.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 472 to 232 and 72 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.15% to 16.18.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.40% or 4.90 to $1225.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.96% or 0.66 to hit $68.30 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.26 to trade at $73.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1588, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8903.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 94.88.

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