Europe Markets: European stocks end with a whimper, but log weekly win

European stocks finished flat Friday, with some indexes easing from multimonth highs as investors waded through corporate reports while they considered European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s hint toward the possibility of more monetary stimulus.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.00% finished unchanged at 344.29 after zigzagging between small gains and losses throughout the session. Technology, telecom, financial and commodity shares moved up, while consumer shares, health care, utility and industrial issues fell.

European indexes that fell included Portugal’s PSI 20 index PSI20, -0.22% closing down 0.2% at 4,726.43. Investors waited for a decision, expected late Friday, on whether ratings agency DBRS would cut the country from an investment grade rating.

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