Tuesday, August 21, 2018

© Reuters.  Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.09%

Investing.com – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Resources, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Food & Beverages sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.09% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index climbed 0.24%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN), which rose 1.23% or 1.45 points to trade at 119.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) added 0.98% or 0.245 points to end at 25.285 and Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) was up 0.95% or 0.35 points to 37.12 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Linde AG O.N. (DE:LING), which fell 1.59% or 2.80 points to trade at 173.65 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:HEIG) declined 1.20% or 1.030 points to end at 84.660 and Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:PSMGn) was down 1.10% or 0.330 points to 29.750.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hochtief AG (DE:HOTG) which rose 3.46% to 144.85, Salzgitter AG (DE:SZGG) which was up 2.65% to settle at 41.095 and Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) which gained 2.60% to close at 116.400.

The worst performers were Covestro AG (DE:1COV) which was down 1.11% to 72.090 in late trade, Lanxess AG (DE:LXSG) which lost 1.10% to settle at 66.570 and Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE:BOSSn) which was down 0.63% to 77.010 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which rose 4.57% to 21.645, Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was up 3.49% to settle at 114.300 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which gained 3.24% to close at 13.235.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which was down 3.63% to 11.020 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which lost 2.84% to settle at 81.500 and S&T AG (F:SANT1) which was down 2.10% to 18.450 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 408 to 349 and 35 ended unchanged.

Shares in Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) rose to all time highs; rising 0.98% or 0.245 to 25.285. Shares in Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) rose to all time highs; up 0.95% or 0.35 to 37.12. Shares in Salzgitter AG (DE:SZGG) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.65% or 1.060 to 41.095. Shares in Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) rose to all time highs; up 2.60% or 2.950 to 116.400. Shares in Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.49% or 3.850 to 114.300.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.04% to 11.21 a new 6-months low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.16 to $1305.76 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.86% or 0.44 to hit $51.89 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.60 to trade at $57.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1809, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8891.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.98.

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