4:00 PM Frankfurt – Continental first-quarter revenues surged 14% to €9.6 billion. Deutsche Boerse profit dropped 1% despite 15% increase in revenues. Lloyds Banking net plunged 19% to £944 million. Rentokil revenues in the first-quarter rose 2% to £416 million.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index edged up 5 to 6,965.63 and in Frankfurt the DAX index increased 0.2% or 21.66 to 11,454.38.
In Paris, CAC 40 index rose 0.1% or 7.10 to 5,046.49.
For the week, FTSE 100 index decreased 1.3% and in Frankfurt the DAX index declined 2%. In Paris, CAC 40 index dropped 1.6%.
slipped 1.2% to €210.65 after the Germany-based auto parts supplier reported sales in the first-quarter ending in March surged 14% to €9.6 billion and operating profit estimated of about €1 billion from a year ago period.
The company said integration costs and one-time expenses for Veyance of €37 million had a negative effect on the first-quarter results.
Deutsche Boerse AG
jumped 2.8% to €74.31 after the Germany-based stock exchange operator reported revenues in the first-quarter ending in March climbed 15.3% to €679.8 million from €589.8 million in a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter dropped 1% from a year ago to €235.5 million compared to €237.9 million and earnings per share slipped to €1.21 from €1.25.
Kaba Holding AG
surged 9% to 616 Swiss francs after the Switzerland-based security systems provider and Germany-based Dorma Holding plan to merge to form building security and """"access products"""" markets that including door locks and keys.
Lloyds Banking Group Plc
soared 7.3% to 83.03 pence after the U.K.-based financial services provider reported net interest income in the first-quarter ending in March jumped 3% to £4.64 billion from £4.53 billion in a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter plunged 19% from a year ago to £944 million compared to £1.16 billion and earnings per share slipped to 1.2 pence from 1.6 pence.
Lloyds reported impairment charge in the quarter reduced by 59% to £177 million.
The bank said it incurred a loss related to the TSB sale of £660 million and pretax profit and the sale of TSB soared 37% to £1.87 billion.
In March, the lender agreed to sell its 9.99% stake in TSB to a Spain-based financial institute Banco de Sabadell SA.
Rentokil Initial Plc
rose 1% to 135.63 pence after the U.K.-based pest control services provider said revenues in the first-quarter ending in March jumped 2.2% to £415.9 million from a year ago period.