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Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.89%

Stock MarketsFeb 15, 2019 12:16PM ET
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© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.89% – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Media, Transportation & Logistics and Construction sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 1.89%, while the MDAX index added 1.65%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.78%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Covestro AG (DE:1COV), which rose 4.89% or 2.380 points to trade at 51.080 at the close. Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) added 4.63% or 0.342 points to end at 7.722 and Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) was up 4.00% or 2.62 points to 68.17 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which fell 2.30% or 2.350 points to trade at 99.900 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) declined 0.40% or 0.090 points to end at 22.340 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) was down 0.30% or 0.040 points to 13.260.

The top performers on the MDAX were Scout24 AG (DE:G24n) which rose 10.90% to 46.000, United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which was up 6.86% to settle at 32.870 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG) which gained 5.52% to close at 6.666.

The worst performers were Gerresheimer AG (DE:GXIG) which was down 2.12% to 62.200 in late trade, Puma SE (DE:PUMG) which lost 1.88% to settle at 442.50 and Metro AG (DE:CECG) which was down 1.25% to 4.800 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Zooplus AG (DE:ZO1G) which rose 4.35% to 117.50, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:SNHG) which was unchanged 3.21% to settle at 0.11 and Deutz AG (DE:DEZG) which gained 3.42% to close at 6.795.

The worst performers were Tele Columbus AG (DE:TC1n) which was down 8.47% to 1.86 in late trade, Aumann AG (DE:AAGG) which lost 1.77% to settle at 27.7000 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was down 1.63% to 10.235 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 484 to 213 and 81 ended unchanged.

Shares in Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) fell to 3-years lows; falling 0.30% or 0.040 to 13.260. Shares in Tele Columbus AG (DE:TC1n) fell to all time lows; losing 8.47% or 0.17 to 1.86.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.45% to 16.95.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.48% or 6.35 to $1320.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.21% or 1.20 to hit $55.61 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.26% or 1.46 to trade at $66.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1274, while EUR/GBP fell 0.61% to 0.8760.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.893.

Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.89%

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