3:10 PM Frankfurt BNP Paribas to acquire 25% stake in Fortis Bank for 3.25 billion. Bouygues net dropped 20%. Burberry profit jumped 32%. EADS net surged 45%. K+S quarterly revenues declined 11%. Nordex lifted order forecast. Ophir Energy sold 20% stake in Tanzanian oil fields.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index gained 0.8% or 53.08 to 6,683 and in Frankfurt the DAX index increased 0.7% or 59.59 to 9,114.
In Paris, CAC 40 index rose 0.6% or 26.47 to 4,266.
BNP Paribas SA
jumped 2.1% to 54.03 after the France-based bank plans to acquire 25% stake of The Belgian States Fortis Bank Belgium for a price of 3.25 billion as the Belgium government seeks to reduce the public debt.
soared 7.4% to 29.82 after the France-based telecommunications, media and construction group said sales in the third-quarter ending in September were flat at 9.6 billion from a year ago.
Net income in the quarter dropped 20.1% to 286 million compared to 360 million a year earlier period.
Burberry Group Plc
increased 1.6% to 1,486 pence after the U.K.-based luxury apparel and accessory maker said revenue in the first-half ending in September jumped 17% to £1.03 billion from £883 million a year earlier.
Profit for the period climbed 32.6% to £112.7 million compared to £85 million and diluted earnings per share jumped to 25.2 pence from 19.1 pence a year ago period.
declined 5.6% to 343.50 pence after the U.K.-based energy company said full-year profits from British Gas business division expected to be ""significantly lower"" than in 2012.
At the end of October, group net debt stood at £4.3 billion, before the Hess Energy Marketing acquisition.
gained 2.2% to 52.89 after the Netherlands-based aerospace and defense services provider reported revenue in the third-quarter ending in September climbed 11% to 13.6 billion from 12.3 billion a year ago.
Net income in the quarter surged 45% to 436 million compared to 301 million and earnings per share jumped 49% to 0.55 from 0.37 a year earlier.
The company added order-intake more than doubled to 138.2 billion from 50.4 billion and at the end of September order book value reached to 642.5 billion.
rose 0.2% to 20.58 after the Germany-based potash and magnesium producer said revenues in the third quarter declined 11% to 817.7 million and operating earnings EBIT I plunged to 116 million compared to 156 million a year ago.
The company said operating earnings EBIT for the year of the K+S Group to exceed 600 million compared to 804.1 million a year earlier.
soared 4.6% to 12.16 after the Germany-based wind energy system maker lifted order forecast for the year between 1.4 billion and 1.5 billion and sales for the year forecasted in the range of 1.3 billion to 1.4 billion.
Ophir Energy Plc
surged 12.3% to 369.44 pence after the U.K.-based oil and gas explorer agreed to sell its 20% stakes in three gas blocks in Tanzanian to Pavilion Energy for total consideration of $1.29 billion.