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Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.39%

Stock MarketsMar 19, 2018 01:15PM ET
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Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.39%

Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Food & Beverages, Technology and Software sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 1.39%, while the MDAX index lost 0.19%, and the TecDAX index lost 1.08%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE:BEIG), which rose 0.50% or 0.440 points to trade at 87.720 at the close. Meanwhile, Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn) added 0.13% or 0.05 points to end at 38.75 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG) was up 0.05% or 0.006 points to 11.926 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn), which fell 2.27% or 0.292 points to trade at 12.550 at the close. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p) declined 2.26% or 2.50 points to end at 107.90 and Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) was down 2.16% or 0.500 points to 22.700.

The top performers on the MDAX were GEA Group AG (DE:G1AG) which rose 2.44% to 36.160, Talanx AG NA O.N. (DE:TLXGn) which was up 1.94% to settle at 35.820 and Tag Immobilien AG (DE:TEGG) which gained 1.66% to close at 15.900.

The worst performers were Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:SNHG) which was down 4.44% to 0.26 in late trade, Suedzucker AG (DE:SZUG) which lost 2.48% to settle at 14.745 and Uniper SE (DE:UN01) which was down 2.34% to 23.400 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which rose 2.18% to 56.350, Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was up 2.09% to settle at 85.650 and Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which gained 1.02% to close at 118.300.

The worst performers were RIB Software AG Na (DE:RIB) which was down 10.90% to 31.540 in late trade, Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which lost 8.73% to settle at 17.628 and Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which was down 4.03% to 16.650 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 499 to 209 and 86 ended unchanged.

Shares in Steinhoff International Holdings NV (DE:SNHG) fell to all time lows; down 4.44% or 0.01 to 0.26. Shares in SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) rose to 5-year highs; up 2.18% or 1.200 to 56.350.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 17.78% to 18.18.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.41% or 5.40 to $1317.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.51% or 0.32 to hit $62.09 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.17 to trade at $66.04 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.39% to 1.2338, while EUR/GBP fell 0.36% to 0.8787.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 89.43.

Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.39%
 

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