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Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX up 0.40%

26/08/2019 17:15:00 Stock Market
Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Insurance and Transportation&Logistics sectors led shares higher while losses in the Financial Services, Media and Retail sectors led shares lower.At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX rose 0.40%, while the MDAX index lost 0.16%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.02%.The best performers of the session on the DAX were Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG), which rose 2.67% or 0.350 points to trade at 13.450 at the close. Meanwhile, Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn) added 1.50% or 0.610 points to end at 41.330 and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (DE:BMWG) was up 1.48% or 0.870 points to 59.570 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn), which fell 0.62% or 0.27 points to trade at 42.96 at the close. Wirecard AG (DE:WDIG) declined 0.41% or 0.600 points to end at 144.500 and Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) was down 0.41% or 0.026 points to 6.333. The top performers on the MDAX were Leoni AG (DE:LEOGn) which rose 7.06% to 10.100, Prosiebensat 1 Media AG (DE:PSMGn) which was up 1.84% to settle at 11.6450 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG) which gained 1.43% to close at 4.973. The worst performers were Stroeer SE (DE:SAXG) which was down 6.56% to 64.800 in late trade, Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE:DWNG) which lost 2.96% to settle at 29.190 and Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which was down 2.35% to 47.380 at the close. The top performers on the TecDAX were SLM Solutions Group AG (DE:AM3D) which rose 1.42% to 12.86, Dialog Semiconductor (DE:DLGS) which was up 1.33% to settle at 42.0400 and SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which gained 1.26% to close at 20.140. The worst performers were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which was down 5.85% to 6.120 in late trade, Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE:NEKG) which lost 2.35% to settle at 47.380 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which was down 2.12% to 50.900 at the close.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 342 to 331 and 85 ended unchanged. Shares in Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE:DWNG) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.96% or 0.890 to 29.190. The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 0.34% to 20.43. Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.06% or 0.85 to $1536.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.46% or 0.25 to hit $53.92 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.66% or 0.39 to trade at $58.41 a barrel. EUR/USD was down 0.39% to 1.1100, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.9081. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 97.975.