FRANKFURT, March 9 (Reuters) - The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Friday:
Annual report due at 0900 GMT. The group already published results on Feb. 16.
The German insurer on Friday announced that it was appointing a board member responsible for business model transformation and innovation.
German labour union Verdi called targeted strikes for some workers at Deutsche Telekom from Friday after a second round of talks failed to produce a wage offer from management.
Fitch affirmed its BBB- rating with a stable outlook.
Gases groups Linde and Praxair are pressing ahead with divestitures to facilitate their planned $85 billion merger and have asked potential buyers to present first-round bids this month, people close to the matter said.
Monthly traffic figures due at 1200 GMT.
A bookrunner said ABB was offering about 53 million shares of Delivery Hero and that the offering would be priced at 38.30 euros per share.
The German commmercial real estate company on Thursday announced a capital increase of 95 million shares and will use proceeds to fund the company’s growth strategy.
HOCHTIEF AG: HSBC STARTS WITH BUY RATING; 165 EUROS PRICE TARGET
HUGO BOSS AG: RBC RAISES TARGET PRICE TO EUR 80 FROM EUR 75, TO OUTPERFORM FROM PERFORM
AXEL SPRINGER SE: BARCLAYS CUTS TARGET PRICE TO EUR 67.30 FROM EUR 69.30
RTL: SOCGEN CUTS TO HOLD FROM BUY, CUTS TARGET PRICE TO 75 FROM 79 EUROS
MERCK KGAA: BARCLAYS CUTS TARGET PRICE TO EUR 70 FROM EUR 73
MERCK KGAA : MORGAN STANLEY CUTS PRICE TARGET TO 85 EUROS FROM 98 EUROS ; RATING EQUAL-WEIGHT
Dow Jones +0.4 pct, S&P 500 +0.4 pct, Nasdaq +0.4 pct at close.
Nikkei +0.5 pct, Shanghai stocks +0.4 pct.
Time: 6.02 GMT.
German January industrial orders due at 0700 GMT. Seen -2.3 pct m/m.
German January trade balance also due at 0700 GMT. Seen at 20.7 bln euros vs 21.4 bln.
REUTERS TOP NEWS (Reporting by Tom Sims and Douglas Busvine)