4:00 PM Frankfurt – BE Semiconductor trimmed its sequential revenues growth forecast. Carl Zeiss Meditec jumped after the technology company lifted fiscal 2018 revenues forecast. Grenke lifted fiscal outlook. Societe Generale agreed to buy equity markets and commodities business of Commerzbank.
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BE Semiconductor Industries NV
plunged 8.2% to €20.70 after the Netherlands-based semiconductor equipment maker lowered second-quarter revenue to increase 4% from the €154.9 million in the first-quarter of this year.
Earlier, semiconductor maker estimated sequential revenue to jump between 10% and 15% or in the range of €170.4 million to €178.1 million.
The semiconductor company forecasted fiscal first-half revenues growth of about 13%.
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
jumped 3.4% to €60 after Germany-based medical technology provider reported revenues in the nine-month period ending in June to jumped 7% from a year ago to €926 million.
The medical technology provider lifted fiscal 2018 revenues forecast to between €1.25 billion and €1.30 billion from the earlier estimate of €1.23 billion to €1.28 billion.
The company reported revenues growth of €1.19 billion in the same period a year ago.
advanced 3.3% to €100.90 after Germany-based diversified financial services provider said total new leasing volume in the first-half ending in June soared 23.3% from a year ago to €1.2 billion.
As of June 30, the bank deposit volume surged 25.3% to €595.6 million from €475.3 million in the same period a year ago.
The lender lifted new business growth forecast in the leasing segment to soar between 18% and 22% from the earlier growth estimate of 16% to 20% and group net profit between €123 million and €131 million.
Societe Generale SA
gained 0.7% to €36.31 after France-based banking and financial services provider agreed to acquire equity markets and commodities business of Germany-based rival Commerzbank AG. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
EMC business reported revenues in fiscal 2017 of about €381 million.
SocGen is expecting the regulatory clearance in the second-half of this year.