Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.80%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.80%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Food & Beverages and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.80%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.75%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 9.20% or 1.895 points to trade at 22.495 at the close. Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) added 3.09% or 2.380 points to end at 79.280 and Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) was up 2.29% or 4.12 points to 184.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ), which lost 1.59% or 3.00 points to trade at 185.75 in late trade. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) declined 1.36% or 0.140 points to end at 10.166 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) shed 0.53% or 0.110 points to 20.490.

The top performers on the MDAX were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which rose 4.78% to 30.280, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which was up 4.50% to settle at 51.50 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which gained 4.38% to close at 31.190.

The worst performers were Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 1.73% to 6.946 in late trade, Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which lost 1.45% to settle at 74.700 and CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which was down 1.27% to 40.480 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 4.48% to 119.000, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was up 3.49% to settle at 33.180 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which gained 3.07% to close at 42.990.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.65% to 12.480 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which lost 1.53% to settle at 141.700 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was down 1.32% to 37.25 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 411 to 293 and 80 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.29% to 13.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.96% or 11.90 to $1227.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.39% or 0.26 to hit $66.81 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.13 to trade at $71.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1662, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8867.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 94.71.

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