Investing.com – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Frankfurt, the added 0.71%, while the index gained 1.21%, and the index added 1.54%.
The best performers of the session on the were Adidas AG (DE:), which rose 4.49% or 12.55 points to trade at 292.25 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:) added 3.74% or 2.170 points to end at 60.190 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:) was up 3.25% or 1.105 points to 35.100 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were E.ON SE (DE:), which fell 0.72% or 0.063 points to trade at 8.711 at the close. Siemens AG Class N (DE:) declined 0.74% or 0.98 points to end at 132.20 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE:) was down 0.59% or 0.540 points to 91.380.
The top performers on the MDAX were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:) which rose 5.19% to 82.100, Aixtron SE (DE:) which was up 4.67% to settle at 17.198 and Puma SE (DE:) which gained 4.46% to close at 85.93.
The worst performers were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 5.61% to 5.127 in late trade, Duerr AG (DE:) which lost 1.71% to settle at 34.460 and Fraport AG (DE:) which was down 1.03% to 46.345 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:) which rose 5.19% to 82.100, Nordex SE O.N. (DE:) which was up 4.92% to settle at 24.320 and Aixtron SE (DE:) which gained 4.67% to close at 17.198.
The worst performers were New Work SE (DE:) which was down 0.65% to 228.50 in late trade, Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE:) which lost 0.39% to settle at 14.812 and Qiagen NV (DE:) which was up 0.01% to 45.095 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 404 to 256 and 41 ended unchanged.
Shares in Aixtron SE (DE:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.67% or 0.768 to 17.198. Shares in Aixtron SE (DE:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.67% or 0.768 to 17.198.
The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.91% to 23.08.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.28% or 5.15 to $1837.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.29% or 0.17 to hit $58.51 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.10% or 0.06 to trade at $61.41 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.2130, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8781.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 90.398.
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