Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.64%
Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Software and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.64% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index added 0.74%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.44%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ), which rose 4.47% or 6.50 points to trade at 152.00 at the close. Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) added 3.00% or 5.50 points to end at 189.00 and Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) was up 2.21% or 2.60 points to 120.50 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which lost 1.70% or 0.205 points to trade at 11.880 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 1.67% or 0.240 points to end at 14.160 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) shed 1.19% or 1.080 points to 90.030.
The top performers on the MDAX were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which rose 2.29% to 147.35, Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which was up 2.18% to settle at 81.650 and Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which gained 1.70% to close at 67.710.
The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 2.07% to 75.870 in late trade, Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which lost 1.83% to settle at 34.265 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was down 0.85% to 41.905 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 11.50% to 12.560, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 3.74% to settle at 17.455 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 3.34% to close at 20.450.
The worst performers were GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was down 4.34% to 12.455 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which lost 1.29% to settle at 76.600 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 0.32% to 138.50 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 471 to 268 and 35 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.65% to 11.92.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.18% or 2.32 to $1271.92 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.07% or 1.09 to hit $53.73 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.62% or 0.96 to trade at $60.26 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.62% to 1.1580, while EUR/GBP fell 0.24% to 0.8832.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 94.95.
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