Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.03%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Construction , Consumer & Cyclical and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 1.03%, while the MDAX index climbed 1.66%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 7.51% or 9.72 points to trade at 139.17 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) added 3.58% or 1.980 points to end at 57.360 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was up 3.13% or 6.30 points to 207.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 2.99% or 2.04 points to trade at 66.23 in late trade. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) declined 2.32% or 2.600 points to end at 109.400 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) shed 1.63% or 1.46 points to 88.26.

The top performers on the MDAX were Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which rose 12.93% to 46.65, Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was up 9.96% to settle at 444.25 and Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which gained 5.45% to close at 29.000.

The worst performers were RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which was down 5.71% to 56.150 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 4.89% to settle at 80.14 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 2.52% to 19.9250 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which rose 8.03% to 27.700, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 6.54% to settle at 8.3100 and Takkt AG O.N. (DE: TTKG ) which gained 5.26% to close at 14.000.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 2.89% to 14.76 in late trade, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen O.N. (DE: HDDG ) which lost 2.06% to settle at 1.9500 and Kloeckner & Co SE NA (DE: KCOGn ) which was down 2.02% to 7.2800 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 407 to 303 and 67 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.60% to 22.12 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.40 to $1232.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.60% or 0.40 to hit $67.22 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.42% or 0.32 to trade at $76.49 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1368, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8869.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.43.

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