Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.47%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.47%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Software , Construction and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.47%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.04%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 1.87% or 2.000 points to trade at 109.200 at the close. Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) added 1.51% or 1.040 points to end at 69.720 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) was up 1.41% or 0.290 points to 20.880 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 0.73% or 0.053 points to trade at 7.242 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 0.36% or 0.073 points to end at 19.982 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) shed 0.31% or 0.170 points to 55.060.

The top performers on the MDAX were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which rose 3.41% to 24.570, Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which was up 2.74% to settle at 36.31 and Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which gained 2.53% to close at 54.700.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 5.07% to 83.100 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 4.10% to settle at 23.880 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 3.92% to 72.350 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 1.87% to 109.200, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was up 1.47% to settle at 37.28 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) which gained 1.34% to close at 99.700.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 5.07% to 83.100 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which lost 4.10% to settle at 23.880 and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 3.92% to 72.350 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 389 to 308 and 81 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.49% to 14.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.29% or 3.80 to $1312.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.77% or 0.49 to hit $64.47 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.47% or 1.04 to trade at $71.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1274, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8610.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 96.532.

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