4:00 PM Frankfurt – CommerzBank sold non-performing loans portfolio for €5.1 billion. Lufthansa said passenger revenues in May jumped 3.9% and lowered its profit outlook. Inditex net declined 7% to €406 million and scheduled a stock split on July 15. Vallourec lowered its forecast.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index dropped 0.6% or 43.47 to 6,830.08 and in Frankfurt the DAX index declined 0.9% or 87.39 to 9,941.41.
In Paris, CAC 40 index slumped 0.8% or 38.49 to 4,556.51.
slid 0.5% to €12.44 after the Germany-based bank agreed to sell its non-performing loans in Portugal and commercial real-estate financing assets in Spain and Japan totaling €5.1 billion.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
plunged 13.7% to €17.19 after the Germany controlled airline said passenger traffic revenue in May jumped 3.9% to €19.17 billion and capacity increased 3.1% from a year ago month.
The company lowered its operating profit forecast for the year to about €1 billion from range between €1.3 billion and €1.5 billion.
gained 1.8% to €112.20 after the Spain-based apparel, footwear and fashion accessory maker and retailer reported net sales in the first-quarter ending in April jumped 4% to €3.75 billion from €3.59 billion a year ago period.
Net income in the quarter declined 7.3% to €406 million compared to €438 million in the quarter a year earlier.
In the first-quarter, the company opened 53 net new stores in 26 different markets and global store network reached 6,393 stores.
The company board is set to approve a 5-for-1 stock split at its annual general meeting scheduled on July 15.
Kion Group AG
declined 4.9% to €31.99 after the media report Goldman Sachs has acquired a stake in the industrial trucks supplier at a price of €32.70 or $44.52 per share through open market transactions.
Generale de Sante SA
slid 0.1% to €17.15 after the France-based hospital and healthcare service provider sold its stake of 83.43% to Australia-based Ramsay Health Care Limited for €945 million or $1.29 billion.
tumbled 11.4% to €34.97 after the France-based seamless and welded steel tube maker expects earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization to decline about 10%.
The company said capital expenditures will be cut to €100 million, down from initial target of €500 million in 2014.