Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.46%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Basic Resources and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.46%, while the MDAX index gained 0.72%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ), which rose 2.22% or 0.183 points to trade at 8.426 at the close. Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ) added 2.02% or 3.35 points to end at 169.05 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 1.43% or 2.70 points to 191.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE: PSMGn ), which lost 0.88% or 0.300 points to trade at 33.945 in late trade. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) declined 0.65% or 1.15 points to end at 175.05 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 0.60% or 0.100 points to 16.580.

The top performers on the MDAX were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which rose 2.86% to 71.950, MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE: MTXGn ) which was up 2.59% to settle at 128.55 and Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which gained 2.48% to close at 16.910.

The worst performers were Axel Springer SE (DE: SPRGn ) which was down 1.31% to 51.170 in late trade, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which lost 1.09% to settle at 45.230 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 0.80% to 94.00 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 4.91% to 78.000, Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 4.52% to settle at 6.914 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 2.33% to close at 62.360.

The worst performers were GFT Technologies AG (DE: GFTG ) which was down 10.65% to 16.400 in late trade, Cancom SE O.N. (DE: COKG ) which lost 2.43% to settle at 52.100 and S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which was down 0.90% to 13.775 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 481 to 285 and 24 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 4.12% to 14.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.20% or 2.36 to $1212.06 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.68% or 0.30 to hit $44.53 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.69% or 0.32 to trade at $47.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1399, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8849.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.82.

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