Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.11%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Basic Resources and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 1.11%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.46%, and the TecDAX index added 1.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which rose 4.73% or 4.42 points to trade at 97.85 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 4.46% or 7.32 points to end at 171.58 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 3.70% or 0.390 points to 10.938 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ), which lost 0.95% or 1.00 points to trade at 104.20 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 0.77% or 0.069 points to end at 8.911 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) shed 0.72% or 0.29 points to 40.03.

The top performers on the MDAX were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which rose 3.04% to 88.260, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was up 3.00% to settle at 41.610 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which gained 2.96% to close at 81.360.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 16.19% to 0.17 in late trade, Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE: SY1G ) which lost 1.83% to settle at 64.200 and Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 1.36% to 29.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which rose 13.59% to 20.640, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 6.76% to settle at 147.650 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which gained 3.29% to close at 49.560.

The worst performers were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which was down 1.85% to 90.000 in late trade, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which lost 1.51% to settle at 52.200 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 0.20% to 250.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 449 to 242 and 85 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.57% to 18.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.16% or 2.20 to $1342.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.92% or 1.85 to hit $65.27 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.93% or 2.01 to trade at $70.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.2337, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8709.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 89.41.

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