Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.12%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Construction and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 1.12%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.78%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which rose 3.44% or 0.297 points to trade at 8.921 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 2.81% or 4.10 points to end at 150.00 and Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ) was up 2.66% or 1.840 points to 71.140 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which lost 1.37% or 0.133 points to trade at 9.550 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 1.13% or 0.250 points to end at 21.950 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) shed 0.66% or 0.090 points to 13.605.

The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which rose 3.07% to 470.50, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ) which was up 2.88% to settle at 22.8600 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which gained 2.83% to close at 22.150.

The worst performers were Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was down 4.36% to 36.850 in late trade, Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which lost 1.23% to settle at 64.300 and Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 0.92% to 30.220 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 5.42% to 34.260, RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was up 5.06% to settle at 19.920 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 4.60% to close at 139.950.

The worst performers were Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was down 2.44% to 52.00 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which lost 2.05% to settle at 143.300 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 0.71% to 12.510 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 480 to 213 and 84 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 7.00% to 15.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.03% or 0.40 to $1225.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.47% or 1.00 to hit $68.89 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.78 to trade at $73.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1686, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.8889.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 94.38.

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