© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.16%
The best performers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn), which rose 2.24% or 0.645 points to trade at 29.395 at the close. Meanwhile, Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) added 1.81% or 1.030 points to end at 57.800 and SAP SE (DE:SAPG) was up 1.58% or 1.600 points to 102.560 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG), which fell 2.11% or 0.735 points to trade at 34.110 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE:DPWGn) declined 1.81% or 0.730 points to end at 39.665 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn) was down 1.47% or 3.10 points to 208.50.
The top performers on the MDAX were Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which rose 6.53% to 12.973, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which was up 3.70% to settle at 106.47 and Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE:B4B) which gained 3.49% to close at 7.6600.
The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE:ZALG) which was down 2.02% to 78.44 in late trade, Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which lost 1.61% to settle at 110.100 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) which was down 1.50% to 10.008 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which rose 6.53% to 12.973, LPKF Laser & Electronics (DE:LPKG) which was up 3.92% to settle at 23.850 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which gained 3.18% to close at 46.100.
The worst performers were Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which was down 1.61% to 110.100 in late trade, S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which lost 1.37% to settle at 20.10 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which was down 0.63% to 63.400 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 422 to 234 and 40 ended unchanged.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.46% to 22.91.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.26% or 4.85 to $1836.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.81% or 0.37 to hit $46.01 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.68% or 0.33 to trade at $49.04 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.2142, while EUR/GBP fell 0.17% to 0.9015.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 90.698.Leave a comment