Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.00%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Chemicals and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 1.00% to hit a new 3-month high, while the MDAX index climbed 1.15%, and the TecDAX index added 2.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 3.48% or 0.790 points to trade at 23.520 at the close. Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) added 3.38% or 6.2500 points to end at 190.9500 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) was up 2.28% or 1.700 points to 76.240 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which lost 0.38% or 0.320 points to trade at 83.680 in late trade. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) unchanged 0.00% or 0.000 points to end at 91.560 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) gained 0.05% or 0.006 points to 11.526.

The top performers on the MDAX were Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which rose 7.41% to 66.650, Fuchs Petrolub AG VZO Pref (DE: FPEG_p ) which was up 3.03% to settle at 45.600 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which gained 2.56% to close at 30.390.

The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE: SAXG ) which was down 3.21% to 61.850 in late trade, Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which lost 1.00% to settle at 43.65 and Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which was down 0.67% to 23.86 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which rose 6.82% to 23.180, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was up 5.30% to settle at 21.460 and Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which gained 5.02% to close at 13.185.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.66% to 13.600 in late trade, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE: PV ) which lost 0.84% to settle at 152.90 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which was down 0.42% to 43.020 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 501 to 205 and 66 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.10% to 14.65 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.05% or 0.70 to $1314.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.23% or 0.86 to hit $70.58 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.67% or 1.25 to trade at $76.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1926, while EUR/GBP fell 0.55% to 0.8792.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.57.

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