Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.57%

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© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.57%© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.57% – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the added 0.57%, while the index gained 0.59%, and the index added 0.46%.

The best performers of the session on the were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:), which rose 3.38% or 0.222 points to trade at 6.782 at the close. Meanwhile, Covestro AG (DE:) added 2.44% or 1.020 points to end at 42.770 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:) was up 2.40% or 0.485 points to 20.700 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:), which fell 3.29% or 8.60 points to trade at 253.00 at the close. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE:) declined 0.96% or 1.000 points to end at 102.850 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:) was down 0.91% or 0.240 points to 26.250.

The top performers on the MDAX were Duerr AG (DE:) which rose 8.70% to 29.360, Aurubis AG (DE:) which was up 7.71% to settle at 53.060 and Siltronic AG (DE:) which gained 5.15% to close at 87.860.

The worst performers were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:) which was down 3.29% to 253.00 in late trade, Alstria Office Reit-Ag (DE:) which lost 2.26% to settle at 16.420 and Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE:) which was down 1.99% to 14.0500 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE:) which rose 5.15% to 87.860, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:) which was up 2.65% to settle at 127.700 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:) which gained 2.40% to close at 20.700.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:) which was down 10.67% to 3.970 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:) which lost 1.74% to settle at 20.910 and New Work SE (DE:) which was down 1.29% to 268.50 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 431 to 261 and 61 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aurubis AG (DE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.71% or 3.800 to 53.060. Shares in Medigene NA O.N. (DE:) fell to 3-years lows; down 10.67% or 0.474 to 3.970. Shares in Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.65% or 3.300 to 127.700.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.85% to 15.33.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.15% or 2.15 to $1472.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.23% or 0.72 to hit $59.48 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.30% or 0.83 to trade at $64.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1108, while EUR/GBP rose 0.63% to 0.8485.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.455.

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