4:00 PM Frankfurt BMW climbed 9% to 1.39 billion as sales grew 2%. Interservec net jumped 16% to £29.9 million and secured defense contract worth £110 million. Rentokil net swung to a loss. Thyssenkrupp third quarter net swung to a loss 362 million.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slid 0.1% or 7.74 to 6,604 and in Frankfurt the DAX index edged up 0.07% or 6.05 to 8,422.
In Paris, CAC 40 index gained 0.3% or 13.69 to 4,106.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
rose 0.4 to 74.30 after the Germany based automobile company reported group revenues in the second quarter ending in June grew 1.8% to 19.55 billion from 19.20 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the second quarter climbed 9% to 1.39 billion compared to 1.28 billion. Profit before tax, remained higher in the second quarter increased 2.8% to 2.03 billion.
The company said sales in the first-half jumped 9.7% to 64,941 units from 59,189 units.
jumped 3.3% to 552.78 pence after the UK based construction company said revenue in the first-half ending in June climbed 8.6% to £1.07 billion from £984 million a year ago earlier.
Profit for the period jumped 15.9% to £29.9 million compared to £25.8 million and diluted earnings per share fell to 17.1 pence from 18.2 pence a year ago.
The company added new contracts above £1.5 billion and increasing workload to £6.7 billion.
In separate news, today the company said its subsidiary, Landmarc Support Services secured contract worth £110 million with the U.K.s Ministry of Defence up to July 2014, with the option to extend up to six months to February 2015.
Rentokil Initial Plc
surged 8.1% to 104.90 after the UK based business support service provider said revenue in the first-half ending in June jumped 5.3% to £1.17 billion from £1.11 billion a year ago earlier.
Net for the period swung to a loss £10.5 million compared to net profit of £34.5 million and diluted loss per share swung to a 2.19 pence from earnings of 2.74 pence a year ago.
slumped 2.1 to 16.49 after the Germany based steel producer said total sales in the third quarter ending in June dropped 8% to 9.50 billion from 10.36 billion a year earlier.
Net in the quarter swung to a loss 362 million compared to a net profit of 109 million and diluted loss per share 0.70 from earnings of 0.21 a year ago.
ThyssenKrupp expects the group sales in the fourth quarter to higher than the third quarter but for the year sales will be declined from 40.1 billion of last year.
For the year, groups adjusted EBIT from the continuing operations expected to about 1 billion.