FRANKFURT, June 26 The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.2 percent higher on Thursday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0620 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Thursday:
Indicated 0.3 percent higher
The carmaker said on Wednesday the Shooting Brake variant of the Mercedes-Benz CLA will start selling in the first half of 2015 and will be made by its Kecskemet factory in Hungary.
The company has no intention to halt investments in the United States to finance growth there for a couple more years yet, its finance chief told investor magazine Boerse Online. Deutsche Telekom has agreed broad terms for a deal to sell T-Mobile US to Sprint Corp, Reuters reported earlier this month.
Indicated 0.3 percent higher
The retailer said on Wednesday it was putting on hold plans to invest in combined heat and power units in Germany because it could not ensure their viability if new changes to the country's system of green power subsidies went ahead.
No indication available
The insurer holds its Capital Markets Day in Warsaw.
Indicated 0.1 percent higher
Shipping group Hapag Lloyd, of which TUI is a major shareholder, is planning further takeovers. "This industry is crying out for consolidation," outgoing CEO Michael Behrendt said on Wednesday. Hapag Lloyd signed a deal with Chilean shipper Compania SudAmericana de Vapores to create the world's fourth-largest container-shipping company in April.
Indicated 5.9 percent higher
The integrated circuit specialist is exploring a 4.2 billion Swiss franc ($4.7 billion) combination with Austrian chipmaker AMS, the Financial Times reported, citing sources.
Indicated 0.2 percent lower
Annual results conference due. The group already said on May 26 that its net profit fell to 18.1 million euros ($24.7 million) from 20.9 million.
Indicated 1.1 percent higher
Hornbach Holding said on Thursday its first-quarter sales rose 16 percent to 1.04 billion euros, slightly beating analysts' forecasts of 1.02 billion euros. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were up 70.8 percent.
Indicated 0.5 percent higher
Hornbach Baumarkt posted a first quarter EBIT of 73 million euros on 976.7 million euros of sales.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
BAUER - no dividend proposed
PROSIEBENSAT.1 - 1.47 eur/shr dividend proposed
PATRIZIA IMMOBILIEN - no dividend proposed
SURTECO - 0.65 eur/shr dividend proposed
KRONES - dividend 1.00 eur/shr
LEG IMMOBILIEN - dividend 1.73 eur/shr
CANCOM - dividend 0.40 eur/shr
HAMBURGER HAFEN & LOGISTIK - Citi raises to "Buy" from "Neutral" - traders
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.3 pct, S&P 500 +0.5 pct, Nasdaq +0.7 pct at Wednesday's close.
Nikkei +0.3 pct at Thursday's close.
EUROPEAN FACTORS TO WATCH
REUTERS TOP NEWS ($1 = 0.8921 Swiss Francs) ($1 = 0.7335 Euros) (Reporting by Victoria Bryan and Kirsti Knolle)