Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.19%, while the MDAX index gained 0.58%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 2.54% or 0.430 points to trade at 17.355 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 2.25% or 3.46 points to end at 157.00 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 2.09% or 0.460 points to 22.440 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 6.24% or 1.875 points to trade at 28.175 in late trade. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) declined 1.06% or 1.150 points to end at 107.050 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) shed 0.95% or 0.36 points to 37.34.

The top performers on the MDAX were Rational AG (BS: RAAd ) which rose 3.94% to 530.00, Innogy SE (DE: IGY ) which was up 2.57% to settle at 34.360 and Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which gained 2.41% to close at 10.845.

The worst performers were Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which was down 4.72% to 28.650 in late trade, Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which unchanged 0.93% to settle at 0.30 and STADA Arzneimittel VNA O.N. (DE: STAGn ) which was down 0.51% to 86.280 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 7.59% to 31.200, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 4.97% to settle at 126.700 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which gained 3.65% to close at 13.910.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 2.48% to 15.740 in late trade, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which lost 2.05% to settle at 44.000 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 2.02% to 242.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 453 to 264 and 77 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.56% to 19.92.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.26% or 16.60 to $1336.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $62.34 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $65.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.55% to 1.2404, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8939.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 89.59.

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