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Germany stocks higher at close of trade

Stock MarketsMar 24, 2015 01:15PM ET
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© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources, Media and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.92%, while the MDAX index added 0.73%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.33%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG NA O.N. (XETRA:ADSGN), which rose 2.73% or 1.890 points to trade at 71.160 at the close. Meanwhile, Commerzbank AG O.N. (XETRA:CBKG) added 2.68% or 0.340 points to end at 13.010 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (XETRA:DBKGn) was up 1.96% or 0.625 points to 32.500 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Lufthansa AG VNA O.N. (XETRA:LHAG), which fell 1.56% or 0.215 points to trade at 13.565 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (XETRA:RWEG) declined 0.89% or 0.215 points to end at 23.935 and K & S AG NA O.N. (XETRA:SDFGN) was down 0.77% or 0.235 points to 30.355.

The top performers on the MDAX were Salzgitter AG O.N. (XETRA:SZGG) which rose 2.25% to 28.350, Bilfinger SE O.N. (XETRA:GBFG) which was up 2.12% to settle at 54.800 and Deutsche Euroshop AG O.N. (XETRA:DEQGn) which gained 2.08% to close at 46.795.

The worst performers were Wincor Nixdorf O.N. (XETRA:WING) which was down 0.92% to 45.625 in late trade, Suedzucker Mannheim Ochsenfurt AG (XETRA:SZUG) which lost 0.74% to settle at 11.460 and Metro AG ST O.N. (XETRA:MEOG) which was down 0.61% to 31.040 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Xing AG (XETRA:OBCGn) which rose 4.39% to 165.150, Stratec Biomedical (XETRA:SBSG) which was up 3.14% to settle at 45.595 and Adva Optical Networking SE (XETRA:ADAG) which gained 2.99% to close at 4.370.

The worst performers were LPKF Laser & Electronics (XETRA:LPKG) which was down 13.40% to 10.700 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (XETRA:SATG_p) which lost 2.82% to settle at 115.600 and Evotec AG O.N. (XETRA:EVTG) which was down 1.90% to 3.928 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 488 to 243 and 36 ended unchanged.

Shares in Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (XETRA:DBKGn) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.96% or 0.625 to 32.500. Shares in Deutsche Euroshop AG O.N. (XETRA:DEQGn) rose to all time highs; rising 2.08% or 0.955 to 46.795. Shares in Xing AG (XETRA:OBCGn) rose to all time highs; rising 4.39% or 6.950 to 165.150. Shares in Adva Optical Networking SE (XETRA:ADAG) rose to 52-week highs; up 2.99% or 0.127 to 4.370.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 9.36% to 17.52.

Gold for April delivery was up 0.35% or 4.20 to $1191.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.19% or 0.09 to hit $47.36 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.92% or 0.52 to trade at $55.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.0927, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.7348.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.19% at 97.39.

Germany stocks higher at close of trade

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