Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.22%

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Germany shares higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Technology and Consumer & Cyclical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX gained 0.22%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.41%, and the TecDAX index added 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE: TKAG ), which rose 2.31% or 0.520 points to trade at 23.075 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE: VOWG_p ) added 1.91% or 2.70 points to end at 144.15 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE: DAIGn ) was up 1.17% or 0.820 points to 70.820 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Boerse AG Z.UMT. (DE: DB11 ), which lost 0.70% or 0.56 points to trade at 79.52 in late trade. E.ON SE NA (DE: EONGn ) declined 0.63% or 0.044 points to end at 6.987 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) shed 0.62% or 0.085 points to 13.725.

The top performers on the MDAX were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE: SNHG ) which rose 4.62% to 4.80, Salzgitter AG (DE: SZGG ) which was up 2.70% to settle at 34.780 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE: SDFGn ) which gained 1.62% to close at 22.950.

The worst performers were GEA Group AG (DE: G1AG ) which was down 1.39% to 38.015 in late trade, Uniper SE (DE: UN01 ) which lost 0.88% to settle at 14.060 and Evonik Industries AG (DE: EVKn ) which was down 0.88% to 29.300 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which rose 7.74% to 10.231, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE: SATG_p ) which was up 2.33% to settle at 78.280 and Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which gained 1.92% to close at 48.680.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE: S92G ) which was down 4.48% to 26.040 in late trade, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which lost 3.36% to settle at 12.220 and Jenoptik AG (DE: JENG ) which was down 2.19% to 21.235 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 388 to 362 and 26 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 0.53% to 14.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.15% or 1.85 to $1203.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.16% or 0.08 to hit $48.41 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.04 to trade at $51.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.0660, while EUR/GBP fell 0.72% to 0.8718.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 101.19.

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