Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.75%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.75%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.75%, while the MDAX index added 0.69%, and the TecDAX index gained 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ), which rose 8.38% or 5.300 points to trade at 68.540 at the close. Linde AG 1 (DE: LIN1 ) added 6.23% or 12.7000 points to end at 216.4000 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ) was up 3.21% or 2.840 points to 91.420 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 4.51% or 0.980 points to trade at 20.760 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 1.98% or 0.420 points to end at 20.740 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) shed 1.36% or 0.290 points to 20.960.

The top performers on the MDAX were Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE: BOSSn ) which rose 3.20% to 68.440, Puma SE (DE: PUMG ) which was up 3.18% to settle at 438.50 and Zalando SE (DE: ZALG ) which gained 2.95% to close at 34.50.

The worst performers were Schaeffler AG Pref (DE: SHA_p ) which was down 1.50% to 10.85 in late trade, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (DE: HLE ) which lost 0.96% to settle at 47.58 and Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which was down 0.78% to 107.46 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE (DE: AIXGn ) which rose 5.87% to 9.232, Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was up 5.38% to settle at 19.828 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 4.41% to close at 110.100.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE: NDXG ) which was down 6.32% to 8.680 in late trade, S&T AG (DE: SANT1 ) which lost 1.19% to settle at 24.92 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 0.89% to 20.000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 430 to 270 and 75 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 3.48% to 14.65.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.28% or 3.30 to $1192.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.90% or 1.39 to hit $74.64 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.89% or 1.56 to trade at $84.29 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1568, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8877.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 94.98.

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