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Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.41%

24/01/2020 18:15:00 Stock Market
Germany stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Software, Technology and Food&Beverages sectors led shares higher.At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 1.41% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index gained 1.13%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.76%.The best performers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG), which rose 4.46% or 6.000 points to trade at 140.600 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) added 2.92% or 2.040 points to end at 72.020 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) was up 2.80% or 0.870 points to 31.920 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG), which fell 3.30% or 3.52 points to trade at 103.10 at the close. Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) declined 1.10% or 0.490 points to end at 43.940 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:BMWG) was down 0.40% or 0.280 points to 69.410. The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which rose 5.21% to 94.540, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which was up 2.85% to settle at 63.250 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE:SHLG) which gained 2.49% to close at 45.09. The worst performers were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which was down 6.14% to 8.690 in late trade, Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which lost 3.07% to settle at 82.200 and Aurubis AG (DE:NAFG) which was down 2.55% to 52.000 at the close. The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which rose 5.21% to 94.540, Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) which was up 4.46% to settle at 140.600 and RIB Software AG Na (DE:RIB) which gained 3.40% to close at 20.660. The worst performers were Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which was down 3.07% to 82.200 in late trade, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which lost 1.33% to settle at 118.800 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE:O2Dn) which was down 0.18% to 2.769 at the close.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 455 to 207 and 88 ended unchanged. Shares in Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG) fell to 5-year lows; falling 3.30% or 3.52 to 103.10. Shares in RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) rose to 5-year highs; up 2.80% or 0.870 to 31.920. Shares in K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) fell to 5-year lows; losing 6.14% or 0.568 to 8.690. Shares in Siemens Healthineers AG (DE:SHLG) rose to all time highs; up 2.49% or 1.09 to 45.09. The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.84% to 13.54. Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.43% or 6.75 to $1572.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.46% or 1.37 to hit $54.22 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.35% or 1.46 to trade at $60.58 a barrel. EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1027, while EUR/GBP rose 0.12% to 0.8431. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 97.665.