Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.17%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Software , Media and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.17%, while the MDAX index gained 0.20%, and the TecDAX index added 1.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 2.41% or 2.700 points to trade at 114.900 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 1.21% or 0.320 points to end at 26.670 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 1.16% or 0.132 points to 11.484 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ), which lost 0.73% or 1.20 points to trade at 163.65 in late trade. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) declined 0.71% or 0.630 points to end at 88.340 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) shed 0.58% or 0.380 points to 64.950.

The top performers on the MDAX were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which rose 2.37% to 58.400, Rational AG (BS: RAAd ) which was up 1.56% to settle at 515.00 and Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which gained 1.47% to close at 39.390.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 4.50% to 0.20 in late trade, Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which lost 1.71% to settle at 34.540 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which was down 1.42% to 79.020 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 4.73% to 9.436, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 3.58% to settle at 121.600 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 3.09% to close at 101.300.

The worst performers were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 3.15% to 5.065 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 1.78% to settle at 18.170 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was down 1.05% to 28.320 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 384 to 310 and 83 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 1.03% to 18.90.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.01% or 0.20 to $1336.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.06% or 1.28 to hit $63.34 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.98% or 1.33 to trade at $68.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.2315, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8718.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 89.61.

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