Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%

© Reuters.  Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13% © Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.13%

Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Retail, Utilities and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares higher while losses in the Insurance, Software and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the declined 0.13%, while the MDAX index added 0.44%, and the TecDAX index added 1.00%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER), which rose 6.73% or 8.55 points to trade at 135.55 at the close. Meanwhile, RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) added 3.70% or 1.280 points to end at 35.845 and Covestro AG (DE:1COV) was up 2.73% or 1.380 points to 51.860 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG), which fell 5.12% or 6.34 points to trade at 117.38 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p) declined 2.81% or 4.28 points to end at 147.93 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) was down 2.58% or 1.505 points to 56.720.

The top performers on the MDAX were K&S AG N (DE:SDFGn) which rose 8.50% to 8.450, United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which was up 4.62% to settle at 36.020 and Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (DE:B4B) which gained 3.85% to close at 9.5500.

The worst performers were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) which was down 6.18% to 10.120 in late trade, Fraport AG (DE:) which lost 5.70% to settle at 46.150 and Stroeer SE (DE:SAXG) which was down 3.83% to 77.900 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were United Internet AG NA (DE:UTDI) which rose 4.62% to 36.020, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which was up 3.82% to settle at 65.200 and Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG (DE:O2Dn) which gained 3.59% to close at 2.336.

The worst performers were S&T AG (DE:SANT1) which was down 2.44% to 18.83 in late trade, SAP SE (DE:SAPG) which lost 2.07% to settle at 105.270 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which was down 2.15% to 59.100 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 402 to 291 and 26 ended unchanged.

Shares in Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER) rose to all time highs; gaining 6.73% or 8.55 to 135.55. Shares in RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 3.70% or 1.280 to 35.845. Shares in Covestro AG (DE:1COV) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.73% or 1.380 to 51.860.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 9.67% to 27.10.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 2.54% or 48.15 to $1943.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.23% or 1.08 to hit $47.44 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.70% or 0.88 to trade at $50.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.13% to 1.2274, while EUR/GBP rose 0.94% to 0.9035.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 89.727.

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