Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.24%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Media , Software and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.24%, while the MDAX index gained 0.24%, and the TecDAX index added 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 4.17% or 1.710 points to trade at 42.710 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 2.64% or 3.500 points to end at 135.950 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.99% or 2.050 points to 104.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ), which lost 4.16% or 1.050 points to trade at 24.220 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 2.81% or 1.78 points to end at 61.63 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.49% or 0.114 points to 7.530.

The top performers on the MDAX were Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which rose 5.86% to 41.940, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which was up 4.29% to settle at 34.540 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 3.93% to close at 17.970.

The worst performers were Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which was down 17.31% to 2.966 in late trade, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which lost 5.67% to settle at 68.580 and Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which was down 2.13% to 86.86 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Takkt AG O.N. (DE: TTKG ) which rose 3.52% to 12.940, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was up 2.40% to settle at 44.320 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENGn ) which gained 2.11% to close at 24.180.

The worst performers were Metro AG ST O.N. (DE: CECG ) which was down 17.48% to 2.960 in late trade, Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which lost 4.15% to settle at 3.12 and Zooplus AG (DE: ZO1G ) which was down 3.99% to 122.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 356 to 353 and 70 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.90% to 20.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.41% or 5.10 to $1258.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.92% or 1.36 to hit $47.96 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.26% or 1.27 to trade at $57.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.55% to 1.1425, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.9021.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 96.093.

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