Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.27%

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At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.27%, while the MDAX index gained 0.27%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.02%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Siemens AG Class N (DE:SIEGn), which rose 3.51% or 2.58 points to trade at 76.14 at the close. Meanwhile, Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p) added 3.35% or 2.36 points to end at 72.90 and Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE:DPWGn) was up 2.05% or 0.485 points to 24.190 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn), which fell 5.80% or 6.95 points to trade at 112.90 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) declined 2.27% or 1.370 points to end at 58.900 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) was down 1.68% or 0.094 points to 5.504.

The top performers on the MDAX were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which rose 14.54% to 64.200, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:PSMGn) which was up 6.96% to settle at 7.0680 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which gained 5.73% to close at 5.500.

The worst performers were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:AFXG) which was down 4.18% to 82.500 in late trade, Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) which lost 3.75% to settle at 65.70 and Knorr-Bremse AG (DE:KBX) which was down 3.49% to 78.02 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which rose 14.54% to 64.200, S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which was up 5.21% to settle at 17.97 and Drillisch AG (DE:DRIG) which gained 4.11% to close at 18.605.

The worst performers were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE:AFXG) which was down 4.18% to 82.500 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE:JENGn) which lost 2.74% to settle at 14.580 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was down 1.65% to 88.340 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 373 to 311 and 47 ended unchanged.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.60% to 50.67.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 2.84% or 45.20 to $1636.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 22.11% or 4.49 to hit $24.80 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 20.41% or 5.05 to trade at $29.79 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 1.05% to 1.0846, while EUR/GBP fell 1.01% to 0.8766.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 100.315.

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