4:00 PM Frankfurt – Alcatel Lucent plans to cut costs of 1 billion euros and eliminate 10,000 jobs. Celesio surged after McKesson buyout offered €22 a share. Vodafone plans to increase its stake in Indian subsidiary.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slipped 0.7% or 50.34 to 6,387 and in Frankfurt the DAX index slid 0.1% or 4.84 to 8,587.
In Paris, CAC 40 index fell 0.2% or 8.40 to 4,157.
Alcatel Lucent SA
rose 0.8% to €2.91 and the France based networking equipment maker plans to cut costs of 1 billion euros and eliminate 10,000 jobs.
surged 19.6% to €20.42 after McKesson Corp is in talk to offer with Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH the majority shareholder of the Germany-based pharmaceutical company.
The company offered €22 a share.
declined 10.3% to 197.60 kronor after the Sweden-based healthcare company forecast consolidated profit-before-tax for the third quarter between 560 million kronor and 570 million kronor.
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company
plunged 13.9% to 148.90 kronor after the Norway-based seismic data provider lowered its full-year revenue guidance and estimated net revenues for 2013 in the range of $810 million to $870 million from earlier range between $920 million and $1 billion.
Net revenues in the third-quarter are expected to be $191 million.
Vodafone Group Plc
fell 0.8% to 217.11 pence after the UK based mobile service operator intends to increase its stake in its Indian subsidiary.
India-based Piramal Enterprises owns nearly 11% of Vodafone India. Vodafone agree to buy Piramal''s 11% stake for $1.3 billion, if its initial public offer of Vodafone India does not materialize by February 2014.