Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.16%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Retail and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 1.16%, while the MDAX index gained 1.01%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 2.99% or 4.65 points to trade at 160.10 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 2.51% or 3.46 points to end at 141.46 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) was up 2.48% or 1.360 points to 56.110 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which added 0.02% or 0.002 points to trade at 9.497 in late trade. Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) added 0.25% or 0.250 points to end at 100.550 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) gained 0.27% or 0.30 points to 111.90.

The top performers on the MDAX were Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE: B4B ) which rose 12.23% to 13.3500, Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was up 4.10% to settle at 6.700 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which gained 2.73% to close at 11.68.

The worst performers were CTS Eventim AG (DE: EVDG ) which was down 2.46% to 38.040 in late trade, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which lost 0.46% to settle at 12.93 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 0.21% to 33.300 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 7.90% to 11.232, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which was up 4.15% to settle at 140.700 and RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which gained 4.11% to close at 21.760.

The worst performers were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was down 1.47% to 73.600 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which lost 0.72% to settle at 68.850 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 0.12% to 129.950 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 509 to 200 and 74 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.08% to 14.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 2.80 to $1216.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $68.69 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.14 to trade at $76.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.45% to 1.1675, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.9058.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 94.71.

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