Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.91%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.91%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Insurance , Basic Resources and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.91%, while the MDAX index gained 0.84%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which rose 3.87% or 0.765 points to trade at 20.550 at the close. Allianz SE VNA O.N. (DE: ALVG ) added 3.22% or 5.62 points to end at 180.00 and E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) was up 2.44% or 0.226 points to 9.479 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ), which lost 0.66% or 0.500 points to trade at 74.740 in late trade. Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) declined 0.29% or 0.28 points to end at 94.64 and Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) shed 0.05% or 0.1000 points to 203.8000.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which rose 3.55% to 67.160, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was up 3.52% to settle at 116.25 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which gained 3.11% to close at 64.30.

The worst performers were Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was down 4.32% to 32.14 in late trade, Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which lost 1.91% to settle at 56.450 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 0.67% to 28.060 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which rose 5.90% to 57.40, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 5.50% to settle at 8.858 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which gained 4.49% to close at 12.110.

The worst performers were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 4.68% to 10.090 in late trade, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which lost 1.68% to settle at 18.720 and Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which was down 0.29% to 68.100 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 476 to 237 and 69 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 8.54% to 17.63.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.20% or 14.90 to $1256.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $73.91 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $77.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1646, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8845.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 94.42.

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