4:00 PM Frankfurt – Bouygues secured contract worth £257 million to build cancer hospital in London. Dunelm net jumped. Deutsche Lufthansa passenger traffic and load factor rose in August. Next, the apparel retailer said profit soared 8%. Grocery retailer Morrison said net tumbled 42%.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slumped 73.17 or 1.2% to 6,155.66 and in Frankfurt the DAX index decreased 102.93 or 1% to 10,200.19.
In Paris, CAC 40 index declined 56.50 or 1.2% to 4,608.09.
rose 0.4% to €34.77 after the France-based building construction services provider secured a contract worth about £257 million from the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation to build a new hospital dedicated to advanced cancer treatment and surgery services in central London.
Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV
fell 1.4% to €42.62 after the Belgium-based food products retailer agreed to acquire 40% stake in domestic online underwear store MyUnderwear24.
Dunelm Group Plc
slipped 1.2% to 893.96 pence after the U.K.-based home furnishing company reported revenues in the year ending on June 27 soared 12.7% from a year ago to £835.8 million from £730.2 million.
Net profit in the quarter jumped 7.8% from a year ago to £96.1 million compared to £89.1 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 47.3 pence from 43.7 pence.
jumped 3.1% to 77.31 pence after the U.K.-based electrical appliances retailer said revenues in the first-quarter ending in July increased 2% from a year ago period.
The company said revenues in France jumped 2.4% and in Belgium and the Netherlands increased 0.5%.
The retailer forecasted to reduce average net debt by €50 million.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
rose 0.3% to €11.73 after the Germany-based airline reported passenger traffic in August jumped 3.6% to 10.85 million and load factor increased 1.2 percentage point to 87.6% but cargo load factor declined 5.2 percentage point to 61.1% from a year ago month.
increased 0.5% to 7,715 pence after the U.K.-based clothing, footwear, accessories and home products retailer reported revenues in the first-half ending in July jumped 2.2% from a year ago to £1.89 billion from £1.85 billion.
Net profit in the quarter soared 7.5% from a year ago to £277 million compared to £257.7 million and diluted earnings per share advanced to 183.7 pence from 168.8 pence.
The retailer reaffirmed pre-tax profit for the year between £805 million and £845 million.
WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc
slumped 3.3% to 170.10 pence after the U.K.-based supermarkets operator said revenues in the first-half ending on August declined 5.1% from a year ago to £8.1 billion from £8.5 billion.
Net profit in the quarter tumbled 41.5% from a year ago to £107 million compared to £183 million and diluted earnings per share dropped to 4.57 pence from 7.81 pence.
Separately, the supermarket operator agreed to sell 140 local convenience stores for about £25 million in cash to a team led by retailer Mike Greene and Greybull Capital LLP.