4:00 PM Frankfurt Maersk net surged 25% $1.50 billion. BMW October sales soared 11%. Henkel fell 4% to 440 million but kept sales and earnings outlook. Hochtief net profit rose 3% to 155 million. UniCredit surged 79% to 722 million. Vodafone profit plunged 70% to £5.5 billion.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slid 0.07% or 4.41 to 6,606.84 and in Frankfurt the DAX index fell 0.1% or 11.07 to 9,340.80.
In Paris, CAC 40 index rose 0.2% or 9.38 to 4,232.20.
AP Moeller - Maersk A/S
declined 3.5% to 12,530 Denmark-based ocean freight liner and port terminals operator reported revenue in the third-quarter ending in September increased 0.7% to $12.17 billion from $12.08 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter surged 25% from a year ago to $1.50 billion compared to $1.20 billion and diluted earnings per share jumped to $67 from $52.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
rose 0.3% to 84.15 after the Germany-based luxury car and motorcycle maker said worldwide sales in October soared 11.1% to 184,297 vehicles including MINI and Rolls-Royce brands from 165,854 vehicles in the same month a year ago.
BMW branded vehicle sales in the month climbed 10.8% to 155,120 units from 140,060 in the year ago month.
For the year-to-date, group sales jumped 7% to 1,714,197 vehicles from 1,602,020 vehicles a year ago and Sales of BMW brand in the period surged 9.3% to 1,474,632 vehicles.
Henkel AG & Co KGaA
climbed 4.8% to 83.39 after the Germany-based consumer goods and laundry products maker reported sales in the third-quarter ending in September rose 1.2% to 4.24 billion from 4.18 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter declined 3.9% from a year ago to 440 million compared to 458 million and diluted earnings per share slipped to 1 from 1.05.
The company said sales in all three units and emerging markets were stronger than a year ago, despite lower North American sales.
The company lifted its profit margin forecast while maintained sales and earnings per share growth.
gained 0.9% to 58.93 after the Germany-based 83.39 after the Germany-based reported net profit in the nine-month ending in September increased 3.3% from a year ago to 155.4 million from 150.4 million and earnings per share climbed 8.7% to 2.24 from 2.06.
New orders in the period declined 13.3% to 17.51 billion compared to 20.19 billion a year ago period.
slipped 3.6% to 5.40 after the Italy-based financial service provider said revenues in the third-quarter ending in September dropped 3.2% to 5.55 billion from 5.66 billion a year ago period.
Group net profit in the quarter surged 79% from a year ago to 722 million compared to 204 million and earnings per share jumped to 0.42 from 0.22.
Vodafone Group Plc
surged 6.7% to 221.81 pence after the U.K.-based mobile company reported group revenue in the first-half ending in September climbed 8.9% to £20.75 billion from £19.06 billion a year ago period.
Profit in the period plunged 69.5% from a year ago to £5.50 billion compared to £18.06 billion and diluted earnings per share dropped to 20.37 pence from 67.23 pence.