4:00 PM Frankfurt – Rio Tinto rejected merger offer from Glencore. Spirent tumbled after the company lowered revenue outlook. St. Ives sales rose 2.5%. Tricorn plunged after revenue in the second-half declined 6%.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slumped 0.8% or 51.41 to 6,512.24 and in Frankfurt the DAX index dropped 1% or 90.11 to 9,119.40.
In Paris, CAC 40 index declined 1.4% or 60.37 to 4,226.15.
Rio Tinto Plc
climbed 4.8% to 3,140 pence after the U.K.-based mining company today rejected potential merger proposal from Glencore Plc.
Spirent Communications Plc
tumbled 21.8% to 77.14 pence after the U.K.-based communication and network service provider lowered revenue forecast for the third-quarter of about $110 million and revenue for the fourth-quarter in the range of $120 million to $125 million from $115.4 million for a year ago period.
St. Ives Plc
slipped 1.3% to 197.41 pence after the U.K.-based marketing and printing service provider said revenue in the year ending in August jumped 2.5% to £330.7 million from £322.7 million a year ago period.
Net profit in the year surged 136.4% from a year ago to £10.5 million compared to £4.5 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 8.32 pence from 3.60 pence.
Tricorn Group Plc
plunged 13.5% to 13.62 pence after the U.K.-based industrial conglomerates expected revenue for the second-half form continuing operations to declined 6% to about £22.20 million but may climb 8% from a year ago period.