Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.34%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Construction and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 1.34%, while the MDAX index gained 1.39%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 6.07% or 0.742 points to trade at 12.967 at the close. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) added 5.57% or 7.47 points to end at 141.47 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 4.64% or 0.821 points to 18.506 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which lost 1.92% or 2.150 points to trade at 109.550 in late trade. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) declined 1.00% or 0.240 points to end at 23.660 and Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ) shed 0.89% or 0.90 points to 100.75.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which rose 7.30% to 42.06, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 6.03% to settle at 83.380 and Kion Group AG (DE: KGX ) which gained 5.84% to close at 49.31.

The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 0.89% to 60.950 in late trade, Fraport AG (DE: FRAG ) which lost 0.73% to settle at 67.740 and Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which was down 0.53% to 43.000 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 6.03% to 83.380, Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was up 5.83% to settle at 326.50 and Isra Vision O.N. (DE: ISRG ) which gained 5.47% to close at 35.12.

The worst performers were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was down 1.92% to 109.550 in late trade, SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) which unchanged 0.00% to settle at 103.000 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which was up 0.13% to 30.190 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 513 to 208 and 58 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.82% to 15.09.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.25% or 3.30 to $1295.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.29% or 1.38 to hit $61.52 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.15% or 1.45 to trade at $69.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1205, while EUR/GBP fell 0.85% to 0.8540.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.857.

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