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Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.32%

Stock Markets Aug 16, 2021 12:15PM ET
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Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer & Cyclical, Transportation & Logistics and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.32%, while the MDAX index fell 0.54%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE (DE:EONGn), which rose 1.39% or 0.150 points to trade at 10.940 at the close. Meanwhile, Linde PLC (DE:LINI) added 1.19% or 3.100 points to end at 264.250 and Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG) was up 0.75% or 1.47 points to 196.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p), which fell 2.14% or 4.45 points to trade at 203.05 at the close. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p) declined 2.12% or 1.82 points to end at 84.06 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:BMWG) was down 1.91% or 1.585 points to 81.495.

The top performers on the MDAX were Freenet AG NA (DE:FNTGn) which rose 3.10% to 20.635, Shop Apotheke Europe NV (DE:SAEG) which was up 2.40% to settle at 136.700 and HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) which gained 2.20% to close at 84.50.

The worst performers were Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which was down 7.89% to 125.450 in late trade, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which lost 3.80% to settle at 44.515 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) which was down 3.57% to 8.929 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Freenet AG NA (DE:FNTGn) which rose 3.10% to 20.635, CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COP1n) which was up 1.88% to settle at 78.700 and Eckert & Ziegler AG O.N. (DE:EUZG) which gained 1.66% to close at 128.500.

The worst performers were Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which was down 7.89% to 125.450 in late trade, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which lost 3.80% to settle at 44.515 and TeamViewer AG (DE:TMV) which was down 3.43% to 27.31 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 471 to 246 and 58 ended unchanged.

Shares in E.ON SE (DE:EONGn) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.39% or 0.150 to 10.940. Shares in Linde PLC (DE:LINI) rose to all time highs; up 1.19% or 3.100 to 264.250. Shares in Merck KGaA (DE:MRCG) rose to all time highs; up 0.75% or 1.47 to 196.40. Shares in Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) fell to 3-years lows; down 3.80% or 1.760 to 44.515. Shares in Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) fell to 3-years lows; falling 3.80% or 1.760 to 44.515. Shares in Eckert & Ziegler AG O.N. (DE:EUZG) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.66% or 2.100 to 128.500.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 12.13% to 18.02.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.57% or 10.05 to $1788.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.08% or 0.74 to hit $67.47 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.95% or 0.67 to trade at $69.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1776, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8504.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 92.618.

Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.32%
 

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