At the Xetra close of trading, the index was calculated at 13.208,89 points, a decrease of 0,21 percent compared to the previous day's close. The announcement by ECB President Christine Lagarde that she wanted to take full advantage of the PEPP bond purchase program left investors largely cold, it said.
At the top of the price list shortly before the close of trading, contrary to the positive trend, the shares of Henkel with price gains of more than four percent, followed by the stocks of Adidas and Continental. The biggest discounts were in the shares of Covestro, which were more than two percent in the red, behind the papers of Munich Re and SAP. The European common currency trended stronger on Thursday afternoon. One euro cost 1,1879 US dollars (+0,64 percent).