Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.70%

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© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.70%© Reuters. Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.70% – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the rose 0.70%, while the index added 0.32%, and the index added 0.55%.

The best performers of the session on the were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:), which rose 4.16% or 0.580 points to trade at 14.515 at the close. Meanwhile, Wirecard AG (DE:) added 2.70% or 3.800 points to end at 144.500 and Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:) was up 2.20% or 2.00 points to 92.96 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Continental AG O.N. (DE:), which fell 1.12% or 1.28 points to trade at 112.76 at the close. RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:) declined 0.71% or 0.200 points to end at 28.020 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:) was down 0.70% or 0.290 points to 41.330.

The top performers on the MDAX were Lanxess AG (DE:) which rose 2.85% to 55.540, Software AG (DE:) which was up 2.65% to settle at 25.520 and Kion Group AG (DE:) which gained 2.58% to close at 46.50.

The worst performers were Osram Licht AG (DE:) which was down 3.31% to 39.49 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:) which lost 2.27% to settle at 19.760 and Delivery Hero AG (DE:) which was down 1.77% to 39.48 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:) which rose 3.22% to 46.840, Wirecard AG (DE:) which was up 2.70% to settle at 144.500 and Software AG (DE:) which gained 2.65% to close at 25.520.

The worst performers were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:) which was down 9.86% to 23.400 in late trade, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:) which lost 2.27% to settle at 19.760 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:) which was down 1.40% to 45.100 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 444 to 240 and 74 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 2.44% to 18.02.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.49% or 7.35 to $1505.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.81% or 0.43 to hit $53.24 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.43 to trade at $58.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.0984, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8922.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 98.562.

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