Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Software and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.13%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.18%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 2.70% or 0.640 points to trade at 24.380 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) added 1.43% or 1.220 points to end at 86.500 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.41% or 1.650 points to 118.650 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which lost 2.81% or 0.259 points to trade at 8.949 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 1.58% or 1.62 points to end at 101.10 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.20% or 0.114 points to 9.420.

The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 3.96% to 69.500, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 3.35% to settle at 51.86 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which gained 2.22% to close at 54.300.

The worst performers were Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which was down 1.72% to 33.060 in late trade, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which lost 1.36% to settle at 25.3200 and RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which was down 0.99% to 65.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 4.43% to 21.680, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 4.14% to settle at 11.060 and SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which gained 2.74% to close at 35.65.

The worst performers were S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which was down 1.92% to 19.890 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 0.95% to settle at 47.920 and Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which was down 0.93% to 31.060 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 368 to 341 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.03% to 15.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.27% or 3.50 to $1300.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.39% or 0.25 to hit $65.00 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.80% or 0.60 to trade at $74.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1706, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.8750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 93.94.

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