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 Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Utilities and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.08%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.60%, and the TecDAX index added 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 2.51% or 3.650 points to trade at 148.800 at the close. Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) added 1.73% or 2.900 points to end at 170.100 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 1.48% or 0.140 points to 9.593 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 2.47% or 0.300 points to trade at 11.835 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 1.71% or 2.16 points to end at 124.00 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.65% or 0.103 points to 6.138.

The top performers on the MDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which rose 2.45% to 85.850, Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which was up 2.31% to settle at 34.6000 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 2.30% to close at 21.770.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 2.37% to 74.14 in late trade, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which lost 2.16% to settle at 6.348 and Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which was down 1.98% to 46.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which rose 4.00% to 20.56, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was up 2.99% to settle at 7.745 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 2.51% to close at 148.800.

The worst performers were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 1.45% to 33.98 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 1.41% to settle at 15.390 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 1.35% to 23.440 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 375 to 311 and 85 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.95% to 16.66.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.37% or 4.85 to $1333.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.87% or 2.07 to hit $51.41 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 2.57% or 1.59 to trade at $60.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1234, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8851.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 97.200.

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