Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.64%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Software , Financial Services and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.64%, while the MDAX index added 0.86%, and the TecDAX index climbed 3.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 26.24% or 25.975 points to trade at 124.975 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 3.55% or 1.670 points to end at 48.760 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) was up 2.25% or 2.220 points to 100.860 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which lost 2.32% or 1.500 points to trade at 63.220 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 1.85% or 0.450 points to end at 23.880 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) shed 1.47% or 1.010 points to 67.910.

The top performers on the MDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which rose 3.58% to 83.8000, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 2.69% to settle at 22.500 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 2.49% to close at 35.04.

The worst performers were Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was down 1.79% to 13.1500 in late trade, Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which lost 1.59% to settle at 49.500 and Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 1.25% to 26.800 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 26.24% to 124.975, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was up 5.53% to settle at 6.30 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which gained 4.92% to close at 13.210.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 0.96% to 8.2560 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 0.64% to settle at 309.00 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was down 0.60% to 43.340 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 450 to 255 and 71 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 8.03% to 16.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.47% or 6.30 to $1322.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.63% or 0.96 to hit $59.78 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.60% or 0.40 to trade at $67.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1282, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.8531.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.190.

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