Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.30%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Software and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 1.30%, while the MDAX index added 1.07%, and the TecDAX index added 1.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ), which rose 4.15% or 0.695 points to trade at 17.460 at the close. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 4.07% or 0.800 points to end at 20.450 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) was up 3.49% or 5.300 points to 157.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 2.87% or 1.97 points to trade at 66.64 in late trade. Linde PLC (DE: LINI ) declined 1.50% or 2.150 points to end at 140.800 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 0.80% or 0.420 points to 52.040.

The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 5.51% to 81.600, Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was up 4.50% to settle at 8.41 and Rheinmetall AG (DE: RHMG ) which gained 4.17% to close at 78.000.

The worst performers were Aareal Bank AG (DE: ARLG ) which was down 4.95% to 30.900 in late trade, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which lost 4.13% to settle at 33.46 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which was down 2.76% to 25.320 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Hamburger Hafen Und Logistik A-SP (DE: HHFGn ) which rose 8.02% to 20.200, Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which was up 7.51% to settle at 38.65 and Deutz AG (DE: DEZG ) which gained 7.45% to close at 6.850.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 16.83% to 7.968 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 6.38% to settle at 18.190 and HelloFresh SE (DE: HFGG ) which was down 4.61% to 10.55 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 401 to 291 and 87 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 10.19% to 18.93.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 1.80 to $1203.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 4.27% or 2.56 to hit $57.37 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 4.22% or 2.96 to trade at $67.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.59% to 1.1285, while EUR/GBP fell 0.82% to 0.8658.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 96.97.

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