4:00 PM Frankfurt – Ocado reported sales increase of 23% to £227.5 million. Pandora received notice from its major shareholders to sell stake worth 4.51 billion kroner. SThree profit surged 9% to £48 million. UBS net swung to a profit 3.2 billion francs.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index fell 0.4% or 23.66 to 6,530.12 and in Frankfurt the DAX index rose 0.07% or 6.63 to 9,024.42.
In Paris, CAC 40 index slid 0.1% or 42 to 4,208.51.
Ocado Group Plc
plunged 5.2% to 476.20 pence after the U.K.-based said gross sales group for the period ending on February 23 surged 22.6% to £227.5 million from £185.5 million and gross sales in retail climbed 18% to £218.8 million compared to £185.5 million.
Average order size for the period slid 0.4% to £117.53 million from £117.99 million a year ago period.
dropped 3.1% to 348.10 kronor after the Denmark-based jewelry products maker received notice from its major shareholders Pewic Holding ApS and Christian Algot Enevoldsen to sell 13 million existing shares, a stake worth 4.51 billion kroner.
gained 1.2% to 410 pence after the U.K.-based recruitment company stated group sales in the first-quarter as of March 2 climbed 18%, UK total headcount jumped 15% and continental Europe sales headcount soared 14%.
Gross profit surged 9% to £47.8 million compared to £44.3 million a year ago period.
slipped 1.9% to 18.03 francs after the Switzerland-based banking services provider reported interest income in the year ending in December declined 17.7% to 13.14 billion francs from 15.97 billion francs a year ago.
Net in the year swung to a profit 3.17 billion francs compared to a loss of 2.48 billion francs and diluted earnings per share swung to 0.83 francs from a loss of 0.66 francs a year earlier.
Vodafone Group Plc
fell 1.1% to 222.10 pence after the media reports in Spain reported Vodafone agreed for £6 billion deal to buy Ono.