The best performers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn), which rose 4.74% or 5.670 points to trade at 125.250 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG) added 4.36% or 1.480 points to end at 35.445 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) was up 2.95% or 0.385 points to 13.425 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn), which fell 5.67% or 6.40 points to trade at 106.50 at the close. Adidas AG (DE:ADSGN) declined 4.40% or 8.67 points to end at 188.55 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) was down 3.73% or 0.945 points to 24.360.
The top performers on the MDAX were GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) which rose 3.54% to 19.427, Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which was up 3.22% to settle at 25.010 and Osram Licht AG (DE:OSRn) which gained 3.00% to close at 32.96.
The worst performers were Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) which was down 7.15% to 4.270 in late trade, Puma SE (DE:PUMG) which lost 6.57% to settle at 47.77 and Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which was down 6.44% to 57.350 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which rose 3.87% to 7.375, Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which was up 3.22% to settle at 25.010 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) which gained 2.95% to close at 13.425.
The worst performers were Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which was down 6.44% to 57.350 in late trade, Siemens Healthineers AG (DE:SHLG) which lost 3.95% to settle at 34.25 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which was down 2.15% to 218.000 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 375 to 315 and 54 ended unchanged.
Shares in MTU Aero Engines NA O.N. (DE:MTXGn) fell to 3-years lows; down 5.67% or 6.40 to 106.50.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 6.65% to 47.30.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.40% or 6.50 to $1644.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 6.87% or 1.74 to hit $27.06 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 9.69% or 2.90 to trade at $32.84 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.65% to 1.0785, while EUR/GBP rose 0.61% to 0.8811.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.63% at 100.900.