German Stocks Advance; K+S, Fresenius Medical Care Gain

German stocks increased after the benchmark DAX (DAX) Index fell the most in a month.

K+S AG climbed 1.4 percent for the biggest jump in the gauge. Fresenius Medical Care AG advanced 1.2 percent.

The DAX rose 0.5 percent to 9,445.27 at 10:13 a.m. in Frankfurt, taking the loss this week to 1.5 percent. The benchmark gauge gained 25 percent in 2013 and touched a record on Dec. 27. The broader HDAX Index (HDAX) gained 0.4 percent today.

The volume of shares changing hands in DAX-listed companies was 17 percent higher than the average of the last 30 days, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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