Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.87%

Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.87%

© Reuters.  Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.87% © Reuters. Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.87% – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities, Consumer & Cyclical and Transportation & Logistics sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.87%, while the MDAX index fell 0.06%, and the TecDAX index lost 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER), which rose 5.64% or 7.70 points to trade at 144.25 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG) added 0.96% or 0.370 points to end at 38.915 and Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) was up 0.62% or 0.430 points to 69.980 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE:HNKG_p), which fell 3.14% or 2.90 points to trade at 89.39 at the close. E.ON SE (DE:EONGn) declined 2.55% or 0.233 points to end at 8.921 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) was down 2.23% or 0.800 points to 35.085.

The top performers on the MDAX were HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) which rose 5.57% to 67.30, K&S AG (DE:SDFGn) which was up 5.07% to settle at 8.910 and Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which gained 4.40% to close at 47.420.

The worst performers were Rational AG (DE:RAAG) which was down 3.86% to 710.50 in late trade, Gerresheimer AG (DE:GXIG) which lost 2.58% to settle at 88.750 and Hannover Rueck SE (DE:HNRGn) which was down 2.13% to 128.60 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Cancom SE O.N. (DE:COKG) which rose 4.40% to 47.420, S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which was up 3.73% to settle at 19.45 and Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) which gained 3.16% to close at 14.775.

The worst performers were Jenoptik AG (DE:JENGn) which was down 1.84% to 24.540 in late trade, United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which lost 1.14% to settle at 35.580 and Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology O.N. (DE:PV) which was down 1.44% to 157.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 351 to 332 and 24 ended unchanged.

Shares in Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) rose to all time highs; up 5.64% or 7.70 to 144.25. Shares in HelloFresh SE (DE:HFGG) rose to all time highs; up 5.57% or 3.55 to 67.30. Shares in Aixtron SE (DE:AIXGn) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.16% or 0.453 to 14.775.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.04% to 27.46.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.09% or 1.70 to $1948.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.45% or 2.12 to hit $49.74 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.90% or 1.99 to trade at $53.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.2274, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.9029.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 89.645.

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