Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.45%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.45%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Telecoms and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 1.45%, while the MDAX index added 0.72%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which rose 4.03% or 0.504 points to trade at 13.018 at the close. Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) added 2.92% or 4.95 points to end at 174.45 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 2.67% or 0.405 points to 15.590 in late trade.

Biggest losers included E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which added 0.33% or 0.026 points to trade at 8.018 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) added 0.38% or 0.100 points to end at 26.380 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) gained 0.49% or 1.10 points to 223.60.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which rose 2.93% to 73.100, Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was up 2.79% to settle at 80.300 and Gerresheimer AG (BS: GXId ) which gained 2.72% to close at 65.948.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 4.45% to 0.38 in late trade, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which lost 2.55% to settle at 14.890 and MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which was down 2.19% to 133.70 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which rose 7.13% to 73.650, S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which was up 6.36% to settle at 20.060 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 5.17% to close at 14.345.

The worst performers were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 2.49% to 37.25 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which lost 1.27% to settle at 10.925 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 0.89% to 111.000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 615 to 140 and 54 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 28.09% to 28.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.89% or 11.70 to $1327.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.32% or 0.78 to hit $59.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.58 to trade at $63.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.2270, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8879.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 90.16.

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