© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%

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 rose 0.11% to hit a new 6-months high, while the index gained 0.19%, and the index climbed 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the were Continental AG O.N. (DE:), which rose 1.55% or 1.90 points to trade at 124.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:) added 1.14% or 0.182 points to end at 16.154 and Vonovia SE (DE:) was up 1.08% or 0.48 points to 44.79 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:), which fell 2.14% or 0.270 points to trade at 12.355 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:) declined 1.29% or 0.920 points to end at 70.540 and E.ON SE NA (DE:) was down 0.57% or 0.056 points to 9.800.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE:) which rose 2.71% to 43.28, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE:) which was up 2.59% to settle at 35.700 and Drillisch AG (DE:) which gained 2.58% to close at 30.240.

The worst performers were Qiagen NV (DE:) which was down 1.94% to 35.4600 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:) which lost 1.39% to settle at 25.460 and Leoni AG (DE:) which was down 1.28% to 13.510 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:) which rose 3.67% to 7.335, Drillisch AG (DE:) which was up 2.58% to settle at 30.240 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE:) which gained 1.97% to close at 14.500.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:) which was down 2.48% to 13.36 in late trade, Qiagen NV (DE:) which lost 1.94% to settle at 35.460 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE:) which was down 1.76% to 40.18 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 411 to 266 and 80 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.24% to 12.74.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 2.90 to $1418.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.94% or 0.54 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.03% or 0.66 to trade at $63.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1283, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8969.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.350.

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