Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.32%

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At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.32%, while the MDAX index gained 0.20%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.71%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG), which rose 2.88% or 1.700 points to trade at 60.660 at the close. Meanwhile, Qiagen NV (DE:QIA) added 2.84% or 1.190 points to end at 43.150 and Brenntag AG (DE:BNRGn) was up 2.03% or 1.580 points to 79.360 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p), which fell 2.84% or 2.34 points to trade at 80.00 at the close. HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) declined 1.35% or 0.76 points to end at 55.50 and Covestro AG (DE:1COV) was down 0.97% or 0.540 points to 55.100.

The top performers on the MDAX were TeamViewer AG (DE:TMV) which rose 4.16% to 12.65, Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) which was up 3.92% to settle at 42.460 and Evonik Industries AG (DE:EVKn) which gained 2.43% to close at 29.560.

The worst performers were Befesa SA (DE:BFSA) which was down 4.69% to 65.00 in late trade, Tag Immobilien AG (DE:TEGG) which lost 2.13% to settle at 22.960 and Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE:AT1) which was down 2.02% to 5.542 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which rose 4.81% to 14.15, TeamViewer AG (DE:TMV) which was up 4.16% to settle at 12.65 and Qiagen NV (DE:QIA) which gained 2.84% to close at 43.150.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was down 9.03% to 126.000 in late trade, 11 AG (DE:1U1) which lost 1.57% to settle at 23.880 and Software AG (DE:SOWGn) which was down 1.45% to 31.240 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 430 to 264 and 85 ended unchanged.

Shares in HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.35% or 0.76 to 55.50. Shares in Tag Immobilien AG (DE:TEGG) fell to 52-week lows; falling 2.13% or 0.500 to 22.960. Shares in Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) fell to 52-week lows; down 9.03% or 12.500 to 126.000. Shares in Software AG (DE:SOWGn) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.45% or 0.460 to 31.240.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 6.95% to 18.93.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.13% or 2.45 to $1818.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.64% or 0.53 to hit $83.83 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.53 to trade at $86.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1413, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8361.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.203.