Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.08%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.08%, while the MDAX index gained 0.44%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 2.03% or 0.191 points to trade at 9.616 at the close. Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) added 1.85% or 2.550 points to end at 140.500 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 1.60% or 0.340 points to 21.620 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SAP SE (DE: SAPG ), which lost 2.76% or 2.550 points to trade at 89.810 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 1.79% or 2.50 points to end at 137.40 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 1.42% or 2.12 points to 147.62.

The top performers on the MDAX were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which rose 18.20% to 133.800, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was up 3.23% to settle at 33.900 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which gained 2.06% to close at 72.280.

The worst performers were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was down 8.11% to 26.39 in late trade, Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which lost 4.84% to settle at 44.800 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was down 4.39% to 33.76 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which rose 4.30% to 14.185, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 2.66% to settle at 10.120 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which gained 2.59% to close at 8.4860.

The worst performers were Stabilus (DE: STAB ) which was down 6.15% to 55.70 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 5.34% to settle at 32.590 and KWS SAAT AG O.N. (DE: KWSG ) which was down 4.76% to 280.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 381 to 312 and 87 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.45% to 17.71.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.38% or 4.95 to $1308.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.67% or 1.39 to hit $53.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.37% or 1.42 to trade at $61.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1426, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8685.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.472.

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