4:00 PM Frankfurt – British Land acquired Surrey Quays Leisure Park in Canada Water for £135 million. Dialight profit and revenues surged. Intertek net plunged 12% to £190 million. Novartis and Glaxo completed a series of asset swaps. RWE completed the sale of its unit for about €5 billion.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index fell 0.3% or 19.85 to 6,926.81 and in Frankfurt the DAX index slid 0.2% or 21.91 to 11,379.75.
In Paris, CAC 40 index dropped 0.9% or 47.06 to 4,904.42.
British Land Company Plc
gained 1.7% to 843 pence after the U.K.-based retail parks and shopping center developer today acquired Surrey Quays Leisure Park in Canada Water for £135 million from clients of Aviva Investors.
climbed 3.2% to 681.90 pence after the U.K.-based lighting fixture maker said revenue in the year ending in December soared 22% to £159.8 million from £131.2 million a year ago period.
Net profit in the year surged 13.1% from a year ago to £9.5 million compared to £8.4 million and diluted earnings per share jumped to 29.2 pence from 25.9 pence.
Intertek Group Plc
increased 1.5% to 2,567 yen after the quality and safety solution provider reported revenues in the year ending in December dropped 4.2% to £2.09 billion from £2.18 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the year plunged 12.3% from a year ago to £190.4 million compared to £217 million and diluted earnings per share slumped to 108.8 pence from 123 pence.
rose 0.1% to 97.60 Swiss francs after the Switzerland-based healthcare company and GlaxoSmithKline Plc completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20 billion.
slipped 1.2% to €24.68 after the Germany-based electricity and gas provider completed the sale of its unit RWE Dea AG for about €5 billion or $5.61 billion to an energy-investment fund tycoon Mikhail Fridman.
Sonova Holding AG
rose 1.4% to 134 Swiss francs after the Switzerland-based hearing aid maker signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Hansaton Akustik GmbH for an undisclosed amount.