Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.45%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Insurance and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.45%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.40%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ), which rose 2.51% or 0.265 points to trade at 10.820 at the close. Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) added 2.44% or 0.390 points to end at 16.400 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.52% or 1.390 points to 92.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 1.75% or 0.585 points to trade at 32.810 in late trade. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) declined 1.32% or 1.80 points to end at 134.05 and Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) shed 0.71% or 1.20 points to 168.70.

The top performers on the MDAX were Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE: TLXGn ) which rose 7.11% to 35.095, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which was up 3.59% to settle at 11.38 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which gained 2.78% to close at 73.490.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which was down 1.53% to 4.43 in late trade, Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) which lost 0.92% to settle at 64.710 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 0.92% to 51.950 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which rose 3.36% to 14.906, Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was up 2.67% to settle at 12.100 and Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which gained 2.66% to close at 12.165.

The worst performers were Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 3.46% to 80.610 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 2.29% to settle at 37.950 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 1.37% to 4.462 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 466 to 288 and 33 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 8.03% to 13.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.25% or 3.16 to $1251.14 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 3.11% or 1.44 to hit $47.78 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.90% or 1.41 to trade at $50.01 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1658, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8939.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 93.81.

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