4:00 PM Frankfurt – Laurent Perrier profit declined sales edged lower. Mitchells & Butlers profit tumbled as food and beverage costs rose. Philips acquired the U.S.-based startup Analytical Informatics. Paddy Power Betfair is in talks with Australia-based Crown Resorts.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index edged up 4.54 to 7,421.74 and in Frankfurt the DAX index jumped 128.20 or 1% to 13,136.14.
In Paris, CAC 40 index advanced 34.22 or 0.6% to 5,413.76.
For the week, FTSE 100 index rose 0.6%, the DAX index increased 1.1% and the CAC 40 index gained 0.9%.
Laurent Perrier SA
gained 0.2% to €84 after France-based champagne maker said net revenues in the first-half ending in September fell 3.3% from a year ago to €94.7 million.
Net profit in the period plunged 23.3% to €7.9 million from €10.3 million in a year ago period.
The champagne maker said operating profit in the period dropped 12% to €16.9 million and operating cash flow declined 22.4% to €21.8 million.
Mitchells & Butlers Plc
advanced 2% to 245.80 pence after the U.K.-based restaurants and pubs operator reported revenues in the year ending in September jumped 4.3% from a year ago to £2.2 billion.
Net profit in the year tumbled 29.2% to £63 million from £89 million in a year ago period and diluted loss per share declined to 15 pence from 21.6 pence.
The restaurants and pubs operator said pre-tax profit in the year slumped 18.1% to £77 million from £94 million in the same period a year ago.
Koninklijke Philips N.V
fell 0.4% to €33.20 after the Netherlands-based healthcare, electronics and lighting technology provider today agreed to acquire the U.S.-based startup Analytical Informatics, Inc to expand its radiology business.
However, financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Paddy Power Betfair Plc
jumped 3.9% to 8,865 pence after Reuter said Ireland-based online betting and gaming services provider is in preliminary talks to acquire Australia-based CrownBet’s online gaming business from Crown Resorts Ltd.