Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.83%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.83%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Media and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.83%, while the MDAX index climbed 1.29%, and the TecDAX index climbed 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE: FMEG ), which rose 3.86% or 2.240 points to trade at 60.320 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) added 3.62% or 5.000 points to end at 142.950 and Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ) was up 3.08% or 3.95 points to 132.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE: DBKGn ), which lost 2.77% or 0.211 points to trade at 7.412 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 1.03% or 0.093 points to end at 8.934 and Deutsche Telekom AG Na (DE: DTEGn ) shed 0.64% or 0.095 points to 14.770.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which rose 7.79% to 86.60, Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was up 5.17% to settle at 80.100 and Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which gained 4.43% to close at 27.600.

The worst performers were Drillisch AG (DE: DRIG ) which was down 6.50% to 43.180 in late trade, Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which lost 3.51% to settle at 17.0600 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE: O2Dn ) which was down 3.33% to 3.219 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Dr. Hoenle AG O.N. (DE: HNLG ) which rose 9.11% to 46.700, JOST Werke AG (DE: JSTG ) which was up 6.03% to settle at 29.0000 and ADO Properties SARL (DE: ADJ ) which gained 5.53% to close at 48.84.

The worst performers were DWS Group GmbH & Co KgaA (DE: DWSG ) which was down 3.09% to 23.02 in late trade, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which lost 2.71% to settle at 17.230 and Vossloh AG (DE: VOSG ) which was down 2.59% to 41.450 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 493 to 228 and 59 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 1.12% to 20.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.26% or 3.40 to $1289.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.70% or 2.34 to hit $52.12 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 4.12% or 2.42 to trade at $61.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.73% to 1.1524, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.9032.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.56% at 94.940.

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