The fear of a new corona wave has once again made Europe's equity investors cautious. The spread of the delta variant and the increasing number of infections increased doubts about a sustainable economic recovery worldwide, according to stockbrokers. The leading index Dax At the end of trading, it was down 0,6 percent at 15540 points, after having lost one percent the day before and thus backed away from its record level.
Jenoptik caused a sensation on the German stock market with a price increase of 12,7 percent. After an outstanding quarterly result, the technology company's raised full-year outlook is above market expectations, said a stockbroker. Above all, the profit margin surprised positively. On the basis of strong figures, Puma is also more optimistic about the year as a whole. Nevertheless, the shares of the sporting goods manufacturer fell slightly. Another company in the alliance with increased annual targets was Carl Zeiss Meditec. After a forecast increase, the shares of the medical technology group rose by 2,3 percent to a record high. The company assumes that sales in the current financial year will exceed the previous target of around 1,6 billion euros.
In the industry analysis, the values recently plagued by pandemic concerns from the travel and aircraft industries recovered. The papers of the engine manufacturer MTU were among the few winners in the Dax with a plus of 0,3 percent. Meanwhile, the papers of Lufthansa in the M-Dax increased by 1,7 percent. The Tui shares that are not included in any German index rose by 2,2 percent.
Burberry could not convert a jump in sales into price gains. The stocks of the luxury goods provider were the bottom of the London selection index FTSE 100 with a minus of five percent.
In New York it was Dow Jones 0,9 percent lower at the end of trading. On the other hand, Moderna shares went up strongly. The news that the biotech company will rise to the S&P 500 in the coming week made the stocks more expensive by a good ten percent