Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.10%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare , Software and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.10% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.63%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 2.09% or 1.520 points to trade at 74.420 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 1.46% or 0.740 points to end at 51.560 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) was up 1.12% or 1.500 points to 135.250 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bayer AG NA (DE: BAYGN ), which lost 3.51% or 2.16 points to trade at 59.38 in late trade. Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) declined 2.69% or 4.12 points to end at 149.14 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) shed 2.10% or 0.270 points to 12.570.

The top performers on the MDAX were Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which rose 4.03% to 567.50, Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was up 2.91% to settle at 61.850 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) which gained 2.72% to close at 8.111.

The worst performers were Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 3.73% to 43.150 in late trade, GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which lost 3.38% to settle at 24.610 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which was down 2.15% to 79.36 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which rose 8.57% to 9.50, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE: DRWG_p ) which was up 3.84% to settle at 51.400 and United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which gained 2.03% to close at 36.180.

The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 2.58% to 8.865 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.06% to settle at 20.000 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 1.70% to 14.460 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 405 to 297 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.12% to 13.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.58% or 7.45 to $1281.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.38% or 0.24 to hit $63.54 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.20 to trade at $71.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.1179, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8643.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 97.605.

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