Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.67%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.67%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Retail , Technology and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.67% to hit a new 6-month high, while the MDAX index added 0.75%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE: DB1Gn ), which rose 4.07% or 4.600 points to trade at 117.500 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 3.56% or 4.050 points to end at 117.900 and Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ) was up 2.29% or 0.295 points to 13.175 in late trade.

Biggest losers included RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ), which lost 2.46% or 0.580 points to trade at 23.010 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 1.45% or 0.143 points to end at 9.730 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) shed 1.22% or 1.140 points to 92.080.

The top performers on the MDAX were Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which rose 10.59% to 41.56, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was up 3.60% to settle at 80.550 and Software AG (DE: SOWGn ) which gained 3.25% to close at 33.000.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 2.56% to 23.180 in late trade, Rocket Internet (DE: RKET ) which lost 2.52% to settle at 22.44 and GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 1.87% to 25.250 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 3.69% to 20.500, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which was up 3.60% to settle at 80.550 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 3.56% to close at 117.900.

The worst performers were Evotec AG O.N. (DE: EVTG ) which was down 2.56% to 23.180 in late trade, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which lost 1.06% to settle at 88.450 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was down 0.69% to 159.300 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 497 to 207 and 76 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.32% to 12.44 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.10% or 14.25 to $1277.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.47% or 0.30 to hit $63.70 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.20 to trade at $71.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1286, while EUR/GBP rose 0.18% to 0.8646.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.680.

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