© Reuters. German Indices Close Higher; DAX rises 0.40%
Investing.com – The German Stock Exchange closed higher Thursday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the close in Frankfurt, the index gained 0.40%, while the index added 0.87% and the index gained 0.08%. The best performers of the session on the was Volkswagen AG VZO ON (DE :), which rose 4.49% or 6.52 points to trade at 151.68 at the close. Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank AG NA ON (DE 🙂 advanced 4.09%, 0.392 points, to close at 9.982 and MTU Aero Engines NA ON (DE 🙂 rose 3.16%, 6.50 points, to lay off the session at 212.30. The worst results of the session were Infineon Technologies AG NA ON (DE :), which fell 1.50%, or 0.525 points, to trade at 34.445 at the close. SAP SE (DE 🙂 fell 1.22%, 1.290 points, to close at 104.230 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE 🙂 fell 1.10%, 1.505 points, to finish at 134.975. Top performers on the MDAX were Airbus Group SE (DE :), which rose 4.21% to 92.82, Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE 🙂 which rose 3.48% to 10.488 and Thyssenkrupp AG ON ( DE 🙂 which gained 3.51% at the close at 9,477. The worst performers were Siemens Energy AG (DE :), which was down 2.61% to 32.82 in the last session, Symrise AG Inh. ON (DE 🙂 which lost 1.53% to 102,925 and Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG (DE 🙂 which fell 1.17% to 2,375 at the close. The best results on the TecDAX were Eckert & Ziegler AG ON (DE 🙂 which rose 5.09% to 49.560, Sartorius AG VZO ON (DE 🙂 which rose 3.03% to 374,000 and United Internet AG NA (DE 🙂 which gained 1.73% to close at 36.370. The worst performers were LPKF Laser & Electronics (DE :), which fell 2.47% to 27.650 in the last session, Infineon Technologies AG NA ON (DE 🙂 which lost 1.50% to 34.445 and SAP SE (DE 🙂 which fell 1.22% to 104.230 at the close. Rising shares outnumbered those that fell on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 438 to 241 and 31 ended unchanged. Eckert & Ziegler AG ON (DE 🙂 shares rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.09% or 2,400 to 49,560. The, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.97% to 21.37, a new 6-month low. Gold futures for February delivery fell 0.33% or 6.20 to $ 1,848.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in the commodities trade, crude oil for February delivery fell 0.21% or 0.11 to $ 52.80 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.71% or 0.40 to trade at $ 55.66 a barrel. EUR / USD was down 0.11% to 1.2144, while EUR / GBP fell 0.43% to 0.8873. US dollar index futures were down 0.07% to 90.267.