4:00 PM Frankfurt – Fenner, the maker of polymer products lowered first-half outlook. Geberit net soared 13% and sales grew 5%. Galenica profit surged 16% to 296 million francs. Germany based reinsurer Hannover Ru net climbed 5%. Inchcape profit jumped 7% to £201 million.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index rose 0.05% or 3.14 to 6,692.59 and in Frankfurt the DAX index gained 0.6% or 60.60 to 9,326.10.
In Paris, CAC 40 index slid 0.1% or 6.07 to 4,364.77.
declined 5.6% to 421.50 pence after the U.K.-based reinforced polymer products maker reported underlying operating profit in the first-half by £8.7 million to £92.8 million and underlying earnings per share by approximately 2.6 pence to 27.5 pence compared to a year ago period.
jumped 2.6% to 285.60 francs after the Switzerland-based sanitary products maker said sales in the year ending in December climbed 4.7% to 2.29 billion francs from 2.19 billion francs a year ago period.
Net income in the year soared 12.5% to 435.8 million francs compared to 387.5 million francs and diluted earnings per share grew to 11.58 francs from 10.16 francs a year earlier.
declined 4.5% to 888 francs after the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical products maker reported net sales in the year ending in December jumped 2% to 3.36 billion francs from 3.29 billion francs a year ago.
Net profit in the year surged 16% to 296.2 million francs compared to 255.2 million francs and earnings per share increased to 45.71 francs from 39.40 francs a year earlier.
Hannover Rueck SE
dropped 2.3% to €59.31 after the Germany-based reinsurance company said gross written premium in the year ending in December rose 1.4% to €13.96 billion from €13.77 billion a year ago period.
Net income in the year climbed 5.4% to €895.5 million compared to €849.6 million and earnings per share jumped to €7.43 from €7.04 a year earlier.
climbed 3.5% to 636.50 pence after the U.K.-based automotive distributor and retailer stated sales in the year ending in December soared 7.7% to £6.5 billion from £6.1 billion a year earlier.
Profit for the year jumped 7.1% to £200.8 million compared to £187.4 million and diluted earnings per share grew to 41.1 pence from 38.7 pence a year ago.