Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.61%

© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.61%© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.61% – 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 0.61%, while the index climbed 0.68%, and the index added 1.17%.

The best performers of the session on the were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:), which rose 2.09% or 1.720 points to trade at 84.100 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:) added 1.90% or 1.280 points to end at 68.720 and Linde AG 1 (DE:) was up 1.77% or 3.7000 points to 212.8000 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:), which fell 1.24% or 0.105 points to trade at 8.329 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE:) declined 0.25% or 0.070 points to end at 27.650 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:) was down 0.15% or 0.014 points to 9.560.

The top performers on the MDAX were Gerresheimer AG (DE:) which rose 7.62% to 75.550, Rheinmetall AG (DE:) which was up 5.23% to settle at 100.350 and GEA Group AG (DE:) which gained 2.07% to close at 28.600.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE:) which was down 2.17% to 48.75 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:) which lost 1.35% to settle at 116.75 and Duerr AG (DE:) which was down 1.33% to 37.970 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Bechtle AG (DE:) which rose 3.64% to 73.950, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:) which was up 3.18% to settle at 64.900 and Wirecard AG (DE:) which gained 2.88% to close at 152.000.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:) which was down 1.20% to 12.370 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:) which lost 1.06% to settle at 33.540 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE:) which was down 1.06% to 9.740 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 445 to 269 and 69 ended unchanged.

Shares in Gerresheimer AG (DE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.62% or 5.350 to 75.550. Shares in Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.18% or 2.000 to 64.900.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.07% to 14.75.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.23% or 2.90 to $1247.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.21% or 0.85 to hit $69.53 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $73.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.1687, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8837.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.47.

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