Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.99%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.99%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Chemicals and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.99%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.47%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 3.04% or 2.38 points to trade at 80.78 at the close. Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) added 2.53% or 4.8000 points to end at 194.3000 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) was up 2.27% or 2.45 points to 110.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which lost 0.10% or 0.008 points to trade at 8.122 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 0.09% or 0.04 points to end at 43.12 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) gained 0.09% or 0.009 points to 9.767.

The top performers on the MDAX were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which rose 3.42% to 40.490, Scout24 AG (DE: G24n ) which was up 2.52% to settle at 44.020 and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which gained 2.37% to close at 51.75.

The worst performers were Jungheinrich AG O.N.VZO (DE: JUNG_p ) which was down 1.41% to 30.720 in late trade, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which lost 0.87% to settle at 25.080 and Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was down 0.67% to 448.00 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 6.24% to 23.85, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 3.60% to settle at 17.410 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 3.24% to close at 184.600.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 0.78% to 20.300 in late trade, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which lost 0.50% to settle at 298.00 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was down 0.11% to 37.80 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 463 to 226 and 92 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 10.33% to 16.09.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.89% or 10.50 to $1194.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.28% or 0.18 to hit $65.39 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.58% or 0.42 to trade at $72.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1454, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8966.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 95.90.

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