Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.72%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.72%
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Investing.com – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , Software and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.72%, while the MDAX index gained 0.73%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ), which rose 6.65% or 8.750 points to trade at 140.375 at the close. Siemens AG Class N (DE: SIEGn ) added 4.57% or 4.68 points to end at 107.16 and Adidas AG (DE: ADSGN ) was up 2.62% or 6.55 points to 256.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ), which lost 4.44% or 0.905 points to trade at 19.465 in late trade. Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) declined 1.67% or 0.330 points to end at 19.432 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) shed 1.46% or 0.69 points to 46.41.

The top performers on the MDAX were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which rose 5.41% to 95.4000, Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which was up 3.01% to settle at 26.350 and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE: PBBG ) which gained 2.50% to close at 12.31.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 6.49% to 78.360 in late trade, Hochtief AG (DE: HOTG ) which lost 3.43% to settle at 118.20 and Tag Immobilien AG (DE: TEGG ) which was down 3.17% to 19.830 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which rose 7.77% to 21.920, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 6.65% to settle at 140.375 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE: MORG ) which gained 5.11% to close at 95.125.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 6.49% to 78.360 in late trade, Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE: IFXGn ) which lost 1.67% to settle at 19.432 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which was down 1.61% to 8.840 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 360 to 337 and 79 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.08 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.32% or 4.05 to $1281.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.72% or 0.44 to hit $61.84 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.53% or 0.37 to trade at $70.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1185, while EUR/GBP rose 0.51% to 0.8601.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 97.417.

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