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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.49%

Stock MarketsMay 24, 2019 18:15
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Resources, Insurance and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.49%, while the MDAX index added 0.16%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn), which rose 1.74% or 2.150 points to trade at 125.500 at the close. Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE:MUVGn) added 1.72% or 3.70 points to end at 219.20 and Siemens AG Class N (DE:SIEGn) was up 1.47% or 1.52 points to 105.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG), which lost 1.93% or 0.235 points to trade at 11.950 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) declined 1.42% or 0.236 points to end at 16.382 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) shed 1.39% or 0.090 points to 6.367.

The top performers on the MDAX were Osram Licht AG (DE:OSRn) which rose 3.53% to 28.43, Aurubis AG (DE:NAFG) which was up 3.00% to settle at 40.470 and Bechtle AG (DE:BC8G) which gained 2.45% to close at 108.600.

The worst performers were CTS Eventim AG (DE:EVDG) which was down 5.36% to 43.120 in late trade, Lanxess AG (DE:LXSG) which lost 2.54% to settle at 46.790 and Brenntag AG (DE:BNRGn) which was down 2.19% to 43.320 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which rose 18.95% to 22.660, Isra Vision O.N. (DE:ISRG) which was up 6.23% to settle at 32.42 and RIB Software AG Na (DE:RIB) which gained 3.02% to close at 16.010.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:AM3D) which was down 3.07% to 8.22 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which lost 2.19% to settle at 27.640 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE:PV) which was down 2.12% to 129.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 382 to 298 and 94 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.18% to 17.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.11% or 1.35 to $1284.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.93% or 0.54 to hit $58.45 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.66 to trade at $68.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1208, while EUR/GBP fell 0.26% to 0.8809.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 97.447.

Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.49%
 

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