FRANKFURT (dpa-AFX) - Expected index changes in the Dax family hardly attracted investors on Thursday. At best, Rational was conspicuous, which, in view of its imminent return to the MDax, advanced to the area of its four-week highs at 830 euros. They thus extended their three-day recovery rally from the 100-day line to over 8 percent.

Douglas remained within its recent range with a good one percent daily gain. The perfumery chain, which returned to the stock exchange in March, is also regaining its place in the Dax family, which it lost years ago, and will be listed in the second-line index SDax from June 24.

After the recent rally, Tui surpassed the previous day's high. They recently benefited not only from the prospect of a secure MDax listing, but also from the bankruptcy of competitor FTI./ag/jha/