4:00 PM Frankfurt – AstraZeneca board rejected revised £63.1 billion offer made by Pfizer. InterContinental Hotels climbed after it plans to distribute $750 million through special dividend. Royal Bank of Scotland profit surged to £1.2 billion. Software AG net plunged 32% to €18.6 million.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index rose 0.3% or 20.89 to 6,829.76 and in Frankfurt the DAX index slid 0.05% or 5.07 to 9,598.16.
In Paris, CAC 40 index fell 0.1% or 7.38 to 4,480.01.
slid 0.2% to 4,806.50 pence after the U.K.-based biopharmaceutical company rejected the revised offer made last Friday of £63.1 billion or $106.5 billion by Pfizer Inc.
In January, Pfizer offered £58.8 billion.
InterContinental Hotels Plc
climbed 8.6% to 2,199 pence after the U.K.-based hotel company said that global revenues per available room for the first-quarter ending in March jumped 6% driven by occupancy increase of 2.4% and average daily rate rise of 1.9%.
The hotelier said it plans to distribute $750 million to shareholders through special dividend.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc
surged 9.7% to 336.50 pence after the U.K.-based financial services provider reported total revenue in the first-quarter ending in March slid 0.7% to £5.41 billion from £5.45 billion a year ago.
Profit in the quarter surged 207% to £1.19 billion compared to £393 million from a year earlier.
declined 3.7% to €26.09 after the Germany-based business infrastructure software provider said total revenue in the first-quarter ending in March dropped 7% to €208.9 million from €224.9 million a year ago period.
Net income in the quarter plunged 32% to €18.6 million compared to €27.2 million and earnings per share slumped to €0.23 million from €0.32 a year earlier.