Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.22%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Construction , Basic Resources and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 1.22%, while the MDAX index climbed 1.02%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 4.92% or 1.225 points to trade at 26.100 at the close. Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) added 4.27% or 0.445 points to end at 10.875 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) was up 3.67% or 0.570 points to 16.095 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck KGaA (DE: MRCG ), which lost 0.71% or 0.75 points to trade at 105.00 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 0.68% or 0.23 points to end at 34.53 and SAP SE (DE: SAPG ) shed 0.30% or 0.270 points to 91.180.

The top performers on the MDAX were K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which rose 3.57% to 23.220, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was up 3.48% to settle at 46.645 and Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which gained 3.06% to close at 35.350.

The worst performers were LEG Immobilien AG (DE: LEGn ) which was down 1.47% to 81.100 in late trade, Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which lost 0.84% to settle at 66.970 and Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 0.68% to 12.46 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which rose 5.53% to 11.350, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 3.02% to settle at 57.400 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE: COPMa ) which gained 2.32% to close at 50.270.

The worst performers were Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 2.78% to 37.43 in late trade, Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which lost 2.46% to settle at 22.400 and Software AG O.N. (DE: SOWG ) which was down 0.78% to 38.050 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 538 to 244 and 9 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 17.05% to 13.68.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.51% or 18.80 to $1223.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.56% or 0.72 to hit $46.76 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.33% or 0.65 to trade at $49.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.53% to 1.1365, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8775.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 95.92.

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