Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.97%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.97%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Retail , Software and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.97%, while the MDAX index gained 1.52%, and the TecDAX index added 2.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 3.74% or 4.950 points to trade at 137.400 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) added 2.62% or 0.580 points to end at 22.730 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 2.37% or 2.800 points to 120.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ), which lost 3.70% or 3.54 points to trade at 92.14 in late trade. Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) declined 3.12% or 0.410 points to end at 12.740 and Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ) shed 2.02% or 1.14 points to 55.33.

The top performers on the MDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 5.23% to 22.750, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 4.83% to settle at 167.000 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which gained 4.34% to close at 7.720.

The worst performers were Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which was down 4.90% to 43.500 in late trade, LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which lost 2.45% to settle at 107.700 and Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which was down 1.89% to 114.00 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which rose 5.23% to 22.750, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 4.88% to settle at 10.2400 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 4.83% to close at 167.000.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 2.86% to 8.325 in late trade, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which lost 0.86% to settle at 86.000 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which was down 0.57% to 138.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 480 to 223 and 66 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 8.20% to 17.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.41% or 5.35 to $1296.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.39% or 0.85 to hit $61.89 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.65% or 1.16 to trade at $71.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1211, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.8680.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.312.

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