Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.72%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.72%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Chemicals , Industrials and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.72%, while the MDAX index gained 1.05%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 28.35% or 3.185 points to trade at 14.420 at the close. Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) added 4.13% or 6.300 points to end at 159.000 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 1.65% or 0.360 points to 22.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ), which lost 3.16% or 1.760 points to trade at 53.890 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 1.99% or 0.375 points to end at 18.475 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) shed 1.61% or 1.120 points to 68.600.

The top performers on the MDAX were Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which rose 9.56% to 100.300, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was up 8.81% to settle at 24.895 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which gained 5.00% to close at 15.4300.

The worst performers were Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 3.42% to 23.14 in late trade, Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which lost 1.48% to settle at 54.64 and Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 1.27% to 28.66 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 10.12% to 10.3050, Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which was up 9.56% to settle at 100.300 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which gained 4.12% to close at 33.8500.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 6.75% to 18.930 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 5.63% to settle at 343.50 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 2.02% to 8.710 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 410 to 297 and 71 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.85% to 18.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 3.65 to $1288.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.31% or 0.19 to hit $61.89 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.44 to trade at $70.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1237, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8626.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 97.058.

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