Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.42%

imageStock Markets8 hours ago (Oct 19, 2020 01:15PM ET)

(C) Reuters. Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.42% – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics, Insurance and Financial Services sectors led shares higher while losses in the Software, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.42%, while the MDAX index climbed 0.18%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.30%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn), which rose 1.72% or 0.135 points to trade at 8.000 at the close. Meanwhile, Muench. Rueckvers. VNA O.N. (DE:MUVGn) added 1.31% or 2.75 points to end at 213.05 and Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG) was up 1.12% or 1.13 points to 102.23 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Delivery Hero AG (DE:DHER), which fell 3.09% or 3.20 points to trade at 100.40 at the close. Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE:FREG) declined 2.54% or 0.930 points to end at 35.685 and Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) was down 1.38% or 0.680 points to 48.750.

The top performers on the MDAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) which rose 5.74% to 7.990, Fraport AG (DE:FRAG) which was up 4.73% to settle at 33.295 and Airbus Group SE (DE:AIRG) which gained 2.68% to close at 66.00.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was down 7.69% to 94.890 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which lost 4.14% to settle at 90.20 and K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which was down 3.24% to 6.332 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were New Work SE (DE:NWOn) which rose 2.26% to 249.00, Evotec AG O.N. (DE:EVTG) which was up 1.39% to settle at 23.370 and Jenoptik AG (DE:JENGn) which gained 1.12% to close at 25.240.

The worst performers were Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which was down 7.69% to 94.890 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which lost 2.86% to settle at 71.400 and Varta AG (DE:VAR1) which was down 2.79% to 114.800 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 400 to 280 and 68 ended unchanged.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 5.11% to 28.60.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 6.95 to $1913.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.19% or 0.08 to hit $41.20 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.09 to trade at $42.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.56% to 1.1784, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.9076.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 93.278.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.42%

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