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%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer & Cyclical , Retail and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.55% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index climbed 0.31%, and the TecDAX index added 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which rose 8.15% or 18.65 points to trade at 247.55 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 1.41% or 1.060 points to end at 76.320 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) was up 1.34% or 0.680 points to 51.430 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 2.09% or 0.450 points to trade at 21.080 in late trade. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) declined 1.08% or 1.400 points to end at 128.750 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 0.97% or 0.120 points to 12.270.

The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.87% to 89.760, Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was up 3.97% to settle at 24.60 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 3.56% to close at 22.710.

The worst performers were Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which was down 7.18% to 19.7150 in late trade, RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which lost 6.90% to settle at 47.760 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was down 3.29% to 32.320 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which rose 6.15% to 354.00, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 5.87% to settle at 89.760 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 3.56% to close at 22.710.

The worst performers were Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which was down 7.07% to 19.738 in late trade, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which lost 3.29% to settle at 32.320 and SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 2.41% to 9.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 416 to 274 and 90 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.61% to 14.06.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.71% or 9.05 to $1281.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.60% or 0.37 to hit $62.18 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.44 to trade at $71.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1196, while EUR/GBP fell 0.69% to 0.8514.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 97.282.

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