Germany stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer&Cyclical, Retail and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.34%, while the MDAX index added 0.71%, and the TecDAX index added 0.71%.
The best performers of the session on the DAX were Adidas AG (DE:ADSGN), which rose 9.39% or 17.90 points to trade at 208.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Linde AG 1 (DE:LIN1) added 0.78% or 1.5000 points to end at 192.7500 and Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE:DPWGn) was up 0.71% or 0.220 points to 31.310 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG), which fell 1.72% or 0.370 points to trade at 21.090 at the close. Fresenius SE&Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG) declined 1.69% or 1.140 points to end at 66.240 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE:HEIG) was down 1.32% or 0.960 points to 71.520.
The top performers on the MDAX were Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) which rose 5.11% to 40.930, Zalando SE (DE:ZALG) which was up 4.66% to settle at 45.18 and Puma SE (DE:PUMG) which gained 4.50% to close at 430.00.
The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE:SAXG) which was down 5.00% to 50.300 in late trade, Aurubis AG (DE:NAFG) which lost 3.29% to settle at 65.760 and Salzgitter AG (DE:SZGG) which was down 1.31% to 39.880 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which rose 5.61% to 19.310, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was up 1.92% to settle at 143.200 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which gained 1.79% to close at 125.300.
The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which was down 11.03% to 31.620 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:AM3D) which lost 5.04% to settle at 24.50 and Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was down 2.15% to 143.400 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 383 to 315 and 79 ended unchanged.
Shares in Stroeer SE (DE:SAXG) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.00% or 2.650 to 50.300. Shares in SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) fell to 52-week lows; down 11.03% or 3.920 to 31.620.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.49% to 15.23.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.03% or 0.40 to $1220.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $66.89 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $72.19 a barrel.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.25.