The 30 Most Traded Stocks On The German Stock Exchange

The German Equity Market has recovered strongly since the lows of March tracking major global indices. Germany is the economic powerhouse of Europe and when looking for opportunities in the continent it is wise to focus on the German market. The country is home to some of the world leaders in certain sectors such as engineering, automative and chemical sectors.

The benchmark DAX index is just down 3% year-to-date.

With that brief intro, let’s take a look at the most liquid and highly traded German companies.

The most traded stocks on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are shown in the table below:

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S.No.Company NameWKN (Code)
1Allianz SE840400
2Wirecard AG747206
3Bayer AGBAY001
4SAP SE716460
6Daimler AG710000
7Volkswagen AG Vz766403
8Linde plcA2DSYC
9Deutsche Lufthansa AG823212
10Siemens AG723610
11adidas AGA1EWWW
12Deutsche Bank AG514000
13Deutsche Telekom AG555750
14MTU Aero Engines AGA0D9PT
15BMW AG St519000
16Deutsche Post AG555200
17Münchener Rück AG843002
18Infineon Technologies AG623100
20Deutsche Börse AG581005
21RWE AG St703712
22Vonovia SEA1ML7J
23Continental AG543900
24Merck KGaA659990
25Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA St578580
26Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA578560
27HeidelbergCement AG604700
28Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Vz604843
29Beiersdorf Aktiengesellschaft520000
30Covestro AG606214

Source: Deutsche Boerse

A few observations:

  • Insurance giant Allianz (AZSEY) is the most traded stock on the Frankfurt Exchange
  • Wirecard AG is a startup company that was involved in a major fraud a few months ago. So its best avoided.
  • Among the chemical giants, BASF AG ( BASFY) and Linde AG are in the above list.
  • Shoe and sports apparel maker adidas (ADDYY) is a good alternative to  its American peer Nike(NKE).
  • Two of the largest utilities RWE AG(RWEOY) and EON AG(EONGY) are also worth a look although at better price levels than now.

The ADR tickers of the above companies on the US market can be found here.


Disclosure: Long EONGY, RWEOY and CTTAY



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