(C) Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.17%
The best performers of the session on the DAX were Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER), which rose 2.50% or 2.85 points to trade at 116.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Adidas AG (DE:ADSGN) added 2.04% or 5.52 points to end at 276.75 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) was up 1.83% or 0.620 points to 34.520 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Covestro AG (DE:1COV), which fell 2.38% or 1.360 points to trade at 55.760 at the close. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) declined 1.62% or 1.230 points to end at 74.470 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) was down 1.34% or 0.140 points to 10.330.
The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE:PUMG) which rose 5.55% to 90.71, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was up 3.48% to settle at 448.800 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:AFXG) which gained 2.76% to close at 138.000.
The worst performers were K&S AG (DE:SDFGn) which was down 2.95% to 8.500 in late trade, Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) which lost 2.72% to settle at 11.270 and Lanxess AG (DE:LXSG) which was down 2.60% to 63.045 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which rose 3.48% to 448.800, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:AFXG) which was up 2.76% to settle at 138.000 and Eckert & Ziegler AG O.N. (DE:EUZG) which gained 2.55% to close at 70.350.
The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which was down 1.76% to 23.420 in late trade, United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which lost 1.49% to settle at 33.810 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which was down 1.28% to 48.690 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 352 to 324 and 77 ended unchanged.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.56% to 17.51 a new 52-week low.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.92% or 16.05 to $1757.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $59.70 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.27% or 0.17 to trade at $63.33 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.1918, while EUR/GBP rose 0.33% to 0.8669.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 92.067.
Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.17%
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