Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.50%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.50%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Basic Resources and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.50%, while the MDAX index gained 0.29%, and the TecDAX index added 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 2.70% or 4.200 points to trade at 159.700 at the close. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) added 1.43% or 0.77 points to end at 54.67 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 1.26% or 0.080 points to 6.447 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which lost 1.18% or 0.800 points to trade at 66.840 in late trade. Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) declined 0.77% or 0.70 points to end at 89.94 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) shed 0.40% or 0.500 points to 125.000.

The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.15% to 68.640, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 2.67% to settle at 41.550 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which gained 2.41% to close at 2.589.

The worst performers were RTL Group SA (DE: RRTL ) which was down 2.17% to 42.340 in late trade, CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which lost 1.58% to settle at 42.440 and Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 1.51% to 28.00 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.15% to 68.640, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 2.70% to settle at 159.700 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 2.44% to close at 16.400.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 3.18% to 21.940 in late trade, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 2.45% to settle at 9.4160 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was down 1.44% to 143.700 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 444 to 252 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.38% to 16.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.06% or 0.80 to $1284.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.06% or 0.62 to hit $59.25 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.90% or 1.28 to trade at $68.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1200, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8831.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.625.

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