Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Software and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.11% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.71%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 2.91% or 1.425 points to trade at 50.330 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 2.83% or 3.400 points to end at 123.500 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) was up 2.37% or 2.22 points to 96.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 3.96% or 0.540 points to trade at 13.080 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 2.04% or 0.460 points to end at 22.130 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) shed 1.92% or 3.14 points to 160.00.

The top performers on the MDAX were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which rose 5.10% to 160.700, Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was up 3.03% to settle at 68.050 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which gained 2.70% to close at 156.000.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 3.11% to 59.150 in late trade, Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which lost 2.78% to settle at 7.901 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 2.67% to 45.960 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which rose 5.10% to 160.700, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which was up 3.70% to settle at 24.66 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 2.83% to close at 123.500.

The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 2.45% to 33.420 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.28% to settle at 20.540 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) which was down 1.40% to 21.175 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 354 to 339 and 84 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 10.04% to 13.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.24% or 3.05 to $1274.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.02% or 0.67 to hit $66.22 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.46% or 0.34 to trade at $74.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.1212, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8661.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 97.322.

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