WACKER’s stock performance in 2009 was influenced by the financial crisis and its economic ramifications. The continued downward trend was particularly noticeable in the first quarter of 2009. Share prices, including WACKER’s, visibly suffered from the impact. In March 2009, WACKER’s share price dropped to €46.60, its low for the year. WACKER stock rebounded significantly as the economy slowly started to recover at the start of the second quarter. On December 30, 2009, the WACKER Group’s final quote of €122.12 reflected a better performance than the DAX and MDAX index averages.