Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.01%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 1.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Chemicals and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 1.01%, while the MDAX index gained 0.96%, and the TecDAX index added 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE: CONG ), which rose 3.51% or 4.55 points to trade at 134.00 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) added 3.02% or 1.380 points to end at 47.020 and Covestro AG (DE: 1COV ) was up 2.92% or 1.390 points to 48.950 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which lost 1.95% or 0.285 points to trade at 14.340 in late trade. Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) declined 1.31% or 1.350 points to end at 101.850 and Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) shed 0.86% or 0.38 points to 43.99.

The top performers on the MDAX were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which rose 7.98% to 92.540, Duerr AG (DE: DUEG ) which was up 4.30% to settle at 33.730 and Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which gained 4.14% to close at 85.54.

The worst performers were United Internet AG NA (DE: UTDI ) which was down 1.45% to 31.300 in late trade, Delivery Hero AG (DE: DHER ) which lost 0.78% to settle at 35.44 and Freenet AG NA (DE: FNTGn ) which was down 0.77% to 17.3100 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which rose 7.79% to 21.850, Bilfinger SE O.N. (DE: GBFG ) which was up 6.43% to settle at 27.4600 and Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which gained 5.10% to close at 9.8500.

The worst performers were RIB Software AG Na (DE: RIB ) which was down 2.12% to 12.000 in late trade, SLM Solutions Group AG (DE: AM3D ) which lost 2.07% to settle at 9.00 and Tele Columbus AG (DE: TC1n ) which was down 1.42% to 2.09 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 484 to 201 and 87 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.44% to 16.52.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.06% or 0.85 to $1312.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.25% or 1.18 to hit $53.59 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.23% or 1.37 to trade at $62.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1317, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8786.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 96.607.

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