The best performers of the session on the DAX were Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG), which rose 4.92% or 5.75 points to trade at 122.68 at the close. Meanwhile, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:BMWG) added 4.70% or 3.405 points to end at 75.800 and Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p) was up 4.46% or 7.89 points to 184.79 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER), which fell 3.78% or 4.00 points to trade at 101.95 at the close. E.ON SE (DE:EONGn) declined 2.42% or 0.206 points to end at 8.294 and Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG) was down 2.21% or 2.99 points to 132.48.
The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which rose 5.06% to 115.20, Thyssenkrupp AG O.N. (DE:TKAG) which was up 3.85% to settle at 11.860 and GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) which gained 3.70% to close at 30.305.
The worst performers were HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) which was down 3.60% to 60.25 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which lost 3.56% to settle at 411.600 and Symrise AG Inh. O.N. (DE:SY1G) which was down 2.88% to 97.290 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were LPKF Laser & Electronics (DE:LPKG) which rose 3.05% to 27.000, Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which was up 2.93% to settle at 56.300 and Freenet AG NA (DE:FNTGn) which gained 2.29% to close at 18.980.
The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was down 6.49% to 20.460 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which lost 3.56% to settle at 411.600 and Qiagen NV (DE:QIA) which was down 2.82% to 40.775 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 351 to 347 and 57 ended unchanged.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.57% to 22.72.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.00% or 17.35 to $1716.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.50% or 2.09 to hit $61.84 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 3.01% or 1.89 to trade at $64.59 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.2073, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8645.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 90.903.