Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Chemicals, Retail and Pharmaceuticals&Healthcare sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX declined 0.53%, while the MDAX index lost 0.52%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.57%.
The best performers of the session on the DAX were RWE AG ST O.N. (DE:RWEG), which rose 2.42% or 0.385 points to trade at 16.315 at the close. Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) added 2.10% or 0.272 points to end at 13.194 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) was up 0.97% or 0.260 points to 27.040 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Daimler AG NA O.N. (DE:DAIGn), which fell 2.06% or 1.490 points to trade at 71.010 at the close. Fresenius Medical Care KGAA ST (DE:FMEG) declined 1.66% or 1.460 points to end at 86.420 and Linde AG O.N. (DE:LING) was down 1.55% or 2.70 points to 171.80.
The top performers on the MDAX were Hella KGaA Hueck&Co (DE:HLE) which rose 1.62% to 56.55, Axel Springer SE (DE:SPRGn) which was up 0.90% to settle at 72.850 and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE:PBBG) which gained 0.72% to close at 14.07.
The worst performers were Fielmann AG (DE:FIEG) which was down 4.59% to 68.550 in late trade, Gerresheimer AG (BS:GXId) which lost 2.96% to settle at 67.250 and Osram Licht AG (F:OSRn) which was down 1.69% to 67.380 at the close.
The top performers on the TecDAX were Medigene NA O.N. (DE:MDG1k) which rose 2.65% to 17.450, SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) which was up 1.73% to settle at 46.940 and Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which gained 1.62% to close at 119.300.
The worst performers were Slm Solution G (DE:AM3D) which was down 4.00% to 37.20 in late trade, GFT Technologies AG (DE:GFTG) which lost 2.26% to settle at 11.250 and Xing AG (DE:OBCGn) which was down 2.22% to 264.50 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 387 to 351 and 74 ended unchanged.
Shares in Axel Springer SE (DE:SPRGn) rose to all time highs; rising 0.90% or 0.650 to 72.850. Shares in SMA Solar Technology AG (DE:S92G) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.73% or 0.800 to 46.940.
The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 6.34% to 19.84.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.48% or 6.50 to $1349.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.23% or 0.76 to hit $62.31 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.02% or 0.66 to trade at $65.50 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.2404, while EUR/GBP rose 0.35% to 0.8860.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 89.14.