Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.61%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Software , Industrials and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.61%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.68%, and the TecDAX index added 1.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 2.09% or 1.720 points to trade at 84.100 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.90% or 1.280 points to end at 68.720 and Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) was up 1.77% or 3.7000 points to 212.8000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which lost 1.24% or 0.105 points to trade at 8.329 in late trade. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) declined 0.25% or 0.070 points to end at 27.650 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 0.15% or 0.014 points to 9.560.

The top performers on the MDAX were Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which rose 7.62% to 75.550, Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which was up 5.23% to settle at 100.350 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which gained 2.07% to close at 28.600.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 2.17% to 48.75 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 1.35% to settle at 116.75 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was down 1.33% to 37.970 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which rose 3.64% to 73.950, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was up 3.18% to settle at 64.900 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 2.88% to close at 152.000.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.20% to 12.370 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 1.06% to settle at 33.540 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 1.06% to 9.740 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 445 to 269 and 69 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.07% to 14.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.23% or 2.90 to $1247.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.34% or 0.94 to hit $69.44 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $73.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1686, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8836.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.47.

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