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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%

Published 04/07/2019, 18:15
Updated 04/07/2019, 18:15
© Reuters.  Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.11% – Germany equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages, Telecoms and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.11% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index climbed 0.19%, and the TecDAX index added 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG), which rose 1.55% or 1.90 points to trade at 124.80 at the close. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) added 1.14% or 0.182 points to end at 16.154 and Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) was up 1.08% or 0.48 points to 44.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG), which lost 2.14% or 0.270 points to trade at 12.355 in late trade. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:HEIG) declined 1.29% or 0.920 points to end at 70.540 and E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn) shed 0.57% or 0.056 points to 9.800.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE:HLE) which rose 2.71% to 43.28, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE:NOEJ) which was up 2.59% to settle at 35.700 and Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which gained 2.58% to close at 30.240.

The worst performers were Qiagen NV (DE:QIA) which was down 1.94% to 35.4600 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which lost 1.39% to settle at 25.460 and Leoni AG (DE:LEOGn) which was down 1.28% to 13.510 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which rose 3.67% to 7.335, Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which was up 2.58% to settle at 30.240 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which gained 1.97% to close at 14.500.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:AM3D) which was down 2.48% to 13.36 in late trade, Qiagen NV (DE:QIA) which lost 1.94% to settle at 35.460 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE:ISRG) which was down 1.76% to 40.18 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 411 to 266 and 80 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.24% to 12.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 2.90 to $1418.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.94% or 0.54 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.05% or 0.67 to trade at $63.15 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1280, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.8966.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.350.

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