Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.46%

© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.46%© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.46% – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the gained 0.46% to hit a new 52-week high, while the index climbed 0.46%, and the index climbed 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:), which rose 2.98% or 0.450 points to trade at 15.535 at the close. Meanwhile, E.ON SE NA (DE:) added 2.04% or 0.149 points to end at 7.451 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:) was up 1.29% or 0.530 points to 41.505 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:), which fell 0.69% or 0.059 points to trade at 8.478 at the close. Continental AG O.N. (DE:) declined 0.39% or 0.80 points to end at 205.50 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:) was down 0.25% or 0.2200 points to 87.7600.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aurubis AG (DE:) which rose 3.78% to 62.820, Stroeer SE (DE:) which was up 2.90% to settle at 52.180 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE:) which gained 2.70% to close at 62.340.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:) which was down 3.04% to 4.53 in late trade, Lanxess AG (DE:) which lost 1.30% to settle at 62.890 and Suedzucker AG (DE:) which was down 0.93% to 23.520 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which rose 9.27% to 56.230, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:) which was up 2.33% to settle at 9.149 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:) which gained 1.87% to close at 96.380.

The worst performers were Xing AG (DE:) which was down 1.60% to 193.90 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE:) which lost 1.09% to settle at 23.240 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:) which was down 1.02% to 23.675 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 456 to 281 and 32 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aurubis AG (DE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.78% or 2.290 to 62.820. Shares in Evotec AG O.N. (DE:) rose to all time highs; up 2.33% or 0.208 to 9.149. Shares in Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.87% or 1.770 to 96.380.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.95% to 14.95.

Gold Futures for April delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1245.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.18% or 0.09 to hit $50.44 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.32% or 0.17 to trade at $53.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.0694, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8536.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 100.20.

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