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Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.59%

Stock MarketsApr 19, 2021 12:15PM ET
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Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology, Industrials and Chemicals sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.59%, while the MDAX index declined 0.50%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were E.ON SE (DE:EONGn), which rose 2.04% or 0.201 points to trade at 10.042 at the close. Meanwhile, Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) added 1.95% or 2.50 points to end at 130.95 and Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) was up 1.72% or 0.93 points to 55.06 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Covestro AG (DE:1COV), which fell 4.65% or 2.720 points to trade at 55.780 at the close. Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) declined 3.03% or 1.78 points to end at 56.90 and Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG) was down 2.74% or 3.22 points to 114.37.

The top performers on the MDAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG) which rose 2.60% to 5.098, Fraport AG (DE:FRAG) which was up 1.94% to settle at 52.050 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) which gained 1.68% to close at 10.819.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was down 4.51% to 23.720 in late trade, Encavis AG (DE:ECVG) which lost 4.02% to settle at 15.990 and Porsche Automobil Holding SE (DE:PSHG_p) which was down 2.62% to 95.980 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which rose 1.08% to 74.950, Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which was up 0.93% to settle at 50.000 and Siemens Healthineers AG (DE:SHLG) which gained 0.86% to close at 47.17.

The worst performers were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was down 4.51% to 23.720 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which lost 2.34% to settle at 18.820 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which was down 2.25% to 46.920 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 432 to 256 and 61 ended unchanged.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 10.17% to 18.74.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.49% or 8.65 to $1771.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.40% or 0.25 to hit $63.44 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.37% or 0.25 to trade at $67.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.2031, while EUR/GBP fell 0.58% to 0.8608.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 91.102.

Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.59%
 

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