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 Food & Beverages , Transportation & Logistics and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.99%, while the MDAX index added 1.17%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 5.86% or 5.685 points to trade at 102.725 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) added 2.45% or 0.620 points to end at 25.880 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 2.40% or 0.173 points to 7.371 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ), which lost 0.46% or 0.44 points to trade at 94.64 in late trade. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) declined 0.17% or 0.120 points to end at 69.410 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) gained 0.14% or 0.020 points to 14.160.

The top performers on the MDAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which rose 4.33% to 6.368, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 3.81% to settle at 139.000 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 3.57% to close at 26.09.

The worst performers were Metro AG (DE: CECG ) which was down 2.96% to 4.759 in late trade, Gerresheimer AG (DE: GXIG ) which lost 2.16% to settle at 56.750 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 1.65% to 82.14 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 5.33% to 12.260, Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which was up 5.18% to settle at 52.800 and WashTec AG O.N. (DE: WSUG ) which gained 4.10% to close at 61.000.

The worst performers were Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (DE: BVB ) which was down 7.55% to 8.210 in late trade, Metro AG ST O.N. (DE: CECG ) which lost 2.96% to settle at 4.759 and SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 2.96% to 9.19 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 530 to 171 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 6.98% to 17.47.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.46% or 6.05 to $1312.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.67% or 0.88 to hit $51.84 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.05% or 0.65 to trade at $61.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.44% to 1.1279, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8771.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.847.

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