Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 2.03%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 2.03%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Software and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 2.03% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index gained 1.19%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 5.39% or 0.635 points to trade at 12.410 at the close. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) added 4.00% or 10.50 points to end at 273.30 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) was up 3.84% or 0.870 points to 23.540 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 2.27% or 0.355 points to trade at 15.280 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 2.05% or 0.294 points to end at 14.070 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) shed 0.43% or 0.20 points to 46.05.

The top performers on the MDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which rose 4.43% to 94.350, Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which was up 4.17% to settle at 26.71 and Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which gained 4.02% to close at 13.700.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 7.67% to 53.220 in late trade, Grand City Properties SA (DE: GYC ) which lost 1.59% to settle at 22.32 and Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which was down 1.19% to 36.490 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which rose 4.43% to 94.350, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 3.65% to settle at 52.500 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which gained 3.49% to close at 186.800.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 7.67% to 53.220 in late trade, Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) which lost 2.05% to settle at 14.070 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 0.32% to 12.310 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 515 to 181 and 73 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.62% to 14.10 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.61% or 8.15 to $1351.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.34% or 1.74 to hit $53.91 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 1.09 to trade at $62.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1201, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.8925.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 97.132.

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