4:00 PM Frankfurt – Diageo net plunged 18% to £1.3 billion. Deutsche Bank net swung to profit €441 million on 19% increase in revenues. Fiat Chrysler profit tumbled 68% from a year ago to €420 million but revenues climbed 13%. Nokia profit surged 79%. Shell net plummeted 57%.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slipped 0.5% or 33.36 to 6,792.58 and in Frankfurt the DAX index edge dup 0.08% or 8.73 to 10,719.70.
In Paris, CAC 40 index rose 0.2% or 7.94 to 4,618.88.
jumped 2.7% to 2,015 pence after the beer, wine and drinks maker reported net sales in the first-half ending in December fell 1% to £5.90 billion from £5.93 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the period plunged 18% from a year ago to £1.31 billion compared to £1.60 billion and diluted earnings per share dropped 52.2 pence from 63.5 pence.
Deutsche Bank AG
climbed 3.1% to €25.91 after the Germany-based financial service provider reported net revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in December soared 19% to €7.83 billion from €6.56 billion a year ago period.
Net in the quarter swung to profit from a year ago to €441 million compared to a loss of €1.4 billion and diluted earnings per share swung to €0.31 from a loss per share of €1.26.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV
halted at €6.94 after the Italy-based automobile company said net revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in December climbed 13.1% to €27.08 billion from €23.94 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter tumbled 67.7% from a year ago to €420 million compared to €1.30 billion and earnings per share slumped to €0.33 from €0.71.
dropped 2.6% to €6.97 after the Finland-based network infrastructure, hardware and software service provider stated net sales in the fourth-quarter ending in December €3.80 billion from €3.48 billion a year ago period.
Profit in the quarter surged 79% from a year ago to €327 million compared to €183 million and diluted earnings per share increased to €0.08 from €0.05.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
declined 4.4% to 2,058 pence after the U.K.-based oil and gas explorer reported revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in December dropped 15.4% to $92.37 billion from $109.24 billion a year ago period.
Net income in the quarter plummeted 56.6% from a year ago to $773 million compared to $1.78 billion and diluted earnings per share slumped to 12 cents from 28 cents.