FRANKFURT (dpa-AFX) - RWE shares, which have been weak this year, fell significantly again on Monday. Traders referred to canceled negotiations for large offshore wind projects by the US state of New York. This is at least negative for the sentiment towards the utility's shares.

However, analyst Peter Crampton from the British investment bank Barclays sees RWE's share price weakness as a buying opportunity for investors with a longer-term focus.

RWE was recently the weakest performer in the DAX, losing 2.4 percent to 31.67 euros. The shares are currently capped at just under 33 euros, with support at the 30-euro mark. With a discount of 23 percent since the beginning of the year, they are the biggest loser in the Dax so far./ajx/jha/