– Germany stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology, Chemicals and Basic Resources sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 1.01%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.96%, and the TecDAX index gained 0.71%.
The best performers 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. Meanwhile, 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.
The worst performers of the session were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG), which fell 1.95% or 0.285 points to trade at 14.340 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) declined 1.31% or 1.350 points to end at 101.850 and Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) was down 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.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 484 to 201 and 87 ended unchanged.
Shares in Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.95% or 0.285 to 14.340. Shares in United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) fell to 3-years lows; falling 1.45% or 0.460 to 31.300. Shares in Tele Columbus AG (DE:TC1n) fell to all time lows; falling 1.42% or 0.03 to 2.09.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 5.44% to 16.52.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.05% or 0.65 to $1312.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.23% or 1.17 to hit $53.58 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 0.36% to 1.1316, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8789.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 96.618.