Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.86%

© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.86%© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.86% – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the rose 0.86%, while the index gained 0.65%, and the index climbed 0.74%.

The best performers of the session on the were Adidas AG (DE:), which rose 2.78% or 4.000 points to trade at 148.000 at the close. Meanwhile, Bayer AG NA (DE:) added 2.48% or 2.550 points to end at 105.550 and Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (DE:) was up 2.13% or 0.265 points to 12.715 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:), which fell 2.36% or 0.410 points to trade at 16.990 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:) declined 1.76% or 0.136 points to end at 7.600 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:) was down 0.88% or 0.205 points to 23.050.

The top performers on the MDAX were Fraport AG (DE:) which rose 5.44% to 58.320, Zalando SE (DE:) which was up 2.79% to settle at 37.53 and Hochtief AG (DE:) which gained 2.21% to close at 138.700.

The worst performers were GEA Group AG (DE:) which was down 1.33% to 39.630 in late trade, Rheinmetall AG (DE:) which lost 1.06% to settle at 67.000 and Rhoen Klinikum AG (DE:) which was down 0.87% to 25.570 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE:) which rose 12.98% to 54.570, Adva Optical Networking SE (DE:) which was up 4.35% to settle at 8.630 and Jenoptik AG (DE:) which gained 4.24% to close at 19.925.

The worst performers were Alix Resources Corp (F:) which was down 7.69% to 0.036 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:) which lost 1.40% to settle at 79.670 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 0.87% to 48.580 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 465 to 272 and 36 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fraport AG (DE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.44% or 3.010 to 58.320. Shares in Hochtief AG (DE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.21% or 3.000 to 138.700. Shares in Siltronic AG (DE:) rose to all time highs; up 12.98% or 6.270 to 54.570. Shares in Jenoptik AG (DE:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.24% or 0.810 to 19.925.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 8.01% to 15.26.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.42% or 5.25 to $ 1234.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.39% or 0.73 to hit $ 53.07 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.93% or 0.51 to trade at $ 55.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.35% to 1.0661, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8515.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 100.58.

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