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 , Transportation & Logistics and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.61%, while the MDAX index gained 0.88%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which rose 2.78% or 2.760 points to trade at 102.060 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 1.80% or 0.410 points to end at 23.190 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) was up 1.69% or 0.72 points to 43.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 4.63% or 3.74 points to trade at 77.05 in late trade. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) declined 0.09% or 0.100 points to end at 111.550 and BASF SE NA O.N. (DE: BASFN ) shed 0.05% or 0.040 points to 77.460.

The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which rose 6.36% to 455.75, K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which was up 2.84% to settle at 19.585 and Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which gained 2.70% to close at 31.140.

The worst performers were Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was down 4.79% to 141.10 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 2.17% to settle at 36.500 and Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which was down 1.25% to 36.390 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 8.99% to 175.875, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 5.93% to settle at 20.640 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 3.38% to close at 29.940.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 1.81% to 8.364 in late trade, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which lost 1.11% to settle at 24.96 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 0.99% to 300.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 451 to 249 and 80 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 13.06% to 17.68.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.10% or 1.20 to $1186.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.57% or 0.37 to hit $65.38 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.40 to trade at $71.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8950.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 96.43.

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