Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.83%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.83%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.83%, while the MDAX index added 0.90%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 9.20% or 6.350 points to trade at 75.350 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 3.26% or 1.760 points to end at 55.780 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 3.20% or 0.570 points to 18.410 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which lost 3.55% or 7.30 points to trade at 198.60 in late trade. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) declined 3.46% or 2.660 points to end at 74.260 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) shed 1.51% or 1.380 points to 90.280.

The top performers on the MDAX were Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which rose 6.23% to 37.500, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which was up 4.32% to settle at 36.68 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 3.55% to close at 19.385.

The worst performers were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 3.07% to 34.69 in late trade, Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which lost 2.23% to settle at 72.760 and Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was down 1.93% to 457.00 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Patrizia Immobilien AG (DE: PATGn ) which rose 6.39% to 17.820, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 4.83% to settle at 9.120 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 4.00% to close at 14.550.

The worst performers were Zooplus AG (DE: ZO1G ) which was down 3.66% to 136.70 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 2.64% to settle at 258.50 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 2.44% to 38.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 496 to 200 and 84 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.09% to 19.21.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.42% or 5.10 to $1228.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.95% or 0.59 to hit $61.62 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.19 to trade at $71.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1460, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8721.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 95.78.

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