4:00 PM Frankfurt – Laird Plc plunged 9% despite the engineering company reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook. Sodexo revenues in the first-quarter climbed 4.7% to €5.1 billion. XL Group agreed to acquire Catlin Group for about £2.8 billion.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index fell 0.3% or 22.14 to 6,547.82 and in Frankfurt the DAX index edged down 0.05% or 4.89 to 9,832.72.
In Paris, CAC 40 index slid 0.2% or 8.39 to 4,251.80.
Hilton Food Group Plc
fell 0.9% to 393.60 pence after the U.K.-based meat packing retailer said investment in Huntingdon expected to be commissioned by the end of the first-quarter of 2015.
The company added outlook for the fiscal 2015 is positive as performance during the year ending on December 28 is in line with board''s expectations.
plunged 9.3% to 300.83 pence despite the U.K.-based precision engineered component maker reaffirmed its fourth quarter outlook in the latest trading results.
slipped 1.9% to €79.84 after the France-based on-site catering service provider reported revenues in the first-quarter ending in December climbed 4.7% to €5.08 billion from €4.86 billion a year ago period.
XL Group Plc
) after the Ireland-based insurance company agreed to acquire Catlin Group limited for about £2.8 billion or $4.2 billion, a premium of 23.5% to Catlin''s closing share price as of December 16 to expand its property-casualty insurance business.