Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.21%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.21%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Software , Consumer & Cyclical and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.21%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.03%, and the TecDAX index added 1.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 5.00% or 7.500 points to trade at 157.550 at the close. Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) added 2.06% or 5.30 points to end at 263.05 and Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ) was up 1.93% or 2.350 points to 124.250 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ), which lost 2.48% or 1.290 points to trade at 50.830 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 1.98% or 0.355 points to end at 17.540 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ) shed 1.42% or 0.095 points to 6.615.

The top performers on the MDAX were Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which rose 3.38% to 107.000, Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was up 2.87% to settle at 24.000 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which gained 2.68% to close at 40.610.

The worst performers were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 8.23% to 2.620 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 4.22% to settle at 31.540 and Norma Group AG NA O.N. (DE: NOEJ ) which was down 4.05% to 35.020 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which rose 5.00% to 157.550, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which was up 3.40% to settle at 20.68 and Bechtle AG (DE: BC8G ) which gained 3.38% to close at 107.000.

The worst performers were Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 8.23% to 2.620 in late trade, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which lost 4.22% to settle at 31.5400 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was down 1.27% to 10.1400 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 373 to 329 and 79 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.03% to 15.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.09% or 1.20 to $1274.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.18% or 2.01 to hit $61.12 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.20% or 1.59 to trade at $70.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1156, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8800.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.903.

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