Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.37%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financial Services , Media and Transportation & Logistics sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.37%, while the MDAX index gained 0.43%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which rose 2.13% or 0.500 points to trade at 23.930 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 2.05% or 0.395 points to end at 19.620 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.92% or 2.200 points to 117.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ), which lost 3.73% or 3.30 points to trade at 85.06 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 0.65% or 0.150 points to end at 22.970 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 0.62% or 0.64 points to 102.72.

The top performers on the MDAX were Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which rose 4.46% to 114.800, Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE: AT1 ) which was up 3.71% to settle at 7.400 and CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which gained 2.16% to close at 42.560.

The worst performers were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 7.74% to 131.80 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which lost 1.68% to settle at 50.18 and STADA Arzneimittel VNA O.N. (DE: STAGn ) which was down 1.11% to 81.840 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which rose 3.65% to 6.240, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 2.63% to settle at 136.800 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 2.46% to close at 125.000.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 6.96% to 48.380 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 3.65% to settle at 15.300 and GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was down 1.63% to 13.840 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 430 to 277 and 79 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 6.20% to 15.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.13% or 1.70 to $1297.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.14% or 0.75 to hit $65.06 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.30% or 1.00 to trade at $75.79 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1689, while EUR/GBP rose 0.48% to 0.8779.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 94.03.

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