Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.61%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Technology and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.61%, while the MDAX index added 0.36%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 2.31% or 3.26 points to trade at 144.44 at the close. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE: BMWG ) added 2.22% or 1.550 points to end at 71.250 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) was up 1.85% or 0.342 points to 18.848 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ), which lost 1.99% or 1.80 points to trade at 88.80 in late trade. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) declined 1.46% or 0.430 points to end at 29.010 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) shed 1.41% or 1.550 points to 108.000.

The top performers on the MDAX were Lanxess AG (DE: LXSG ) which rose 3.50% to 50.580, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which was up 3.29% to settle at 87.8000 and Osram Licht AG (DE: OSRn ) which gained 2.83% to close at 32.71.

The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 2.24% to 32.300 in late trade, Aroundtown Property Holdings PLC (DE: AT1 ) which lost 1.69% to settle at 7.324 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE: SHLG ) which was down 1.67% to 37.00 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which rose 5.57% to 9.010, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 4.36% to settle at 8.4800 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 3.29% to close at 87.800.

The worst performers were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which was down 3.92% to 9.80 in late trade, Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which lost 2.24% to settle at 32.300 and Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which was down 1.99% to 320.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 443 to 260 and 78 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.26% to 14.90.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1295.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.36% or 0.84 to hit $62.43 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.39% or 0.27 to trade at $69.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1201, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8551.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 96.933.

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