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German Stocks Are Little Changed Before U.S. Data

German stocks were little changed, with the benchmark DAX Index (DAX) heading for a weekly drop, as investors awaited a report on U.S. consumer sentiment.

ThyssenKrupp AG (TKA) fell 3.5 percent amid concern Germany’s largest steelmaker has failed to make progress in talks to sell its plants in the Americas.

The DAX Index added less than 0.1 percent to 8,299.8 at 9:50 a.m. in Frankfurt, after earlier rising as much as 0.8 percent. The gauge has retreated 0.4 percent this week as some companies posted worse-than-estimated results. The broader HDAX Index was also little changed today.

In the U.S., a report at 9:55 a.m. New York time may show consumer confidence slipped this month. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment dropped to 84 from 84.1 in June, according to the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The initial reading was for 83.9.

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