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 Telecoms , Transportation & Logistics and Software sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.17% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.48%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 3.13% or 3.450 points to trade at 113.850 at the close. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) added 1.82% or 0.230 points to end at 12.880 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) was up 1.66% or 0.360 points to 22.080 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which lost 4.19% or 2.320 points to trade at 53.000 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 1.65% or 0.74 points to end at 43.98 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) shed 1.44% or 1.650 points to 112.900.

The top performers on the MDAX were Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which rose 4.58% to 31.960, Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was up 3.69% to settle at 23.02 and Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which gained 3.51% to close at 20.6700.

The worst performers were Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which was down 2.46% to 39.310 in late trade, LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which lost 1.82% to settle at 102.400 and Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which was down 1.59% to 68.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 5.94% to 9.10, Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was up 4.58% to settle at 31.960 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 3.98% to close at 16.200.

The worst performers were Qiagen NV (DE: QIA ) which was down 0.94% to 35.830 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 0.76% to settle at 324.50 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) which was down 0.53% to 20.610 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 433 to 258 and 83 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.33% to 12.48 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.24% or 3.15 to $1292.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.75% or 0.48 to hit $63.41 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.55% or 0.39 to trade at $71.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1306, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.8629.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.530.

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