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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.18%

Published 06/04/2019, 04:15 am
© Reuters.  Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.18%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Construction, Technology and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.18% to hit a new 3-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.28%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:HEIG), which rose 1.70% or 1.160 points to trade at 69.580 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) added 1.65% or 0.326 points to end at 20.130 and Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) was up 1.30% or 0.79 points to 61.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn), which lost 1.19% or 0.090 points to trade at 7.492 in late trade. SAP SE (DE:SAPG) declined 1.10% or 1.140 points to end at 102.500 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p) shed 0.98% or 0.88 points to 88.52.

The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE:LEOGn) which rose 4.87% to 20.340, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which was up 2.90% to settle at 82.94 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:PSMGn) which gained 2.66% to close at 14.2750.

The worst performers were Tag Immobilien AG (DE:TEGG) which was down 2.20% to 21.300 in late trade, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE:PBBG) which lost 1.77% to settle at 11.13 and Rocket Internet (DE:RKET) which was down 1.55% to 22.80 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which rose 5.47% to 21.200, Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which was up 3.20% to settle at 42.620 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE:AIXGn) which gained 2.68% to close at 9.0360.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:AM3D) which was down 4.34% to 9.04 in late trade, S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which lost 2.10% to settle at 23.36 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which was down 1.40% to 43.740 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 400 to 282 and 95 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.92% to 13.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.14% or 1.75 to $1296.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.98% or 0.61 to hit $62.71 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.62 to trade at $70.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1215, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8617.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 97.040.

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