4:00 PM Frankfurt – Kier secured contracts worth £247 million. Alstria Office REIT offered to acquire the rival DO Deutsche Office for €800 million. Ashtead Group profit surged 30.6% on 40% jump in revenues. Crest Nicholson, the home builder said profit soared 51%. Fashion retailer Gerry Weber net tumbled 33%.
European market indexes recovered in the afternoon trading after the weaker euro brought bargain hunters to the table.
The euro declined 0.6% against the U.S. dollar and the Greece-led market sell-off also led value buyers to step up and increase risk exposure to stocks.
However, Greek market index dropped 4.8% and the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras blamed international lenders to the impasse in negotiations as the country lurches to a loan default.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slipped 0.2% or 13.54 to 6,707.76 and in Frankfurt the DAX index edged up 12 to 10,996.20.
In Paris, CAC 40 index gained 0.2% or 11.91 to 4,827.27.
Alstria Office REIT AG
slipped 0.7% to €11.49 after the Germany-based property developer offered the rival DO Deutsche Office AG €800 million or $901.5 million.
Alstria offered 0.381 new shares for each Deutsche Office share, a premium of 12% to the closing price on Monday.
Ashtead Group Plc
dropped 2.7% to 1,097 pence after the U.K.-based construction and industrial equipment provider reported revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in April soared 39.9% to £538.7 million from £384.9 million in a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter surged 30.6% from a year ago to £67.5 million compared to £51.7 million and diluted earnings per share jumped to 13.4 pence form 10.2 pence.
Crest Nicholson Holdings Plc
gained 0.5% to 547 pence after the U.K.-based homebuilder reported revenues in the first-half ending in April climbed 38% to £333.2 million from £241.1million in a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter soared 51% from a year ago to £46.7 million compared to £30.9 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 18.2 pence form 12.1 pence.
The homebuilder said it is on track with a three-year plan and revenue growth of about £1 billion by October 2016.
Gerry Weber International AG
jumped 2.5% to €20.05 after the Germany-based fashion retailer said revenues in the first-half ending in April jumped 4.8% to €432.7 million from €412.8 million in a year ago period.
Net profit in the period tumbled 33% from a year ago to €21.9 million compared to €32.7 million and diluted earnings per share dropped to €0.48 from €0.71.
Kier Group Plc
dropped 1.1% to 1,422 pence after the residential construction company secured three new construction contracts worth £247 million from National Health Service''s ProCure21+ under publicly-funded procurement program to design and build a new critical treatment hospital for Hampshire hospitals.
rose 0.2% to 5,050 pence after the U.K.-based hotels, restaurants and coffee shops operator reported total sales in the first-quarter ending on May 28 soared 12.5% and comparable store sales jumped 4.3% from a year ago period.
In hotels and restaurants segment total sales climbed 9.9% and total sales for Premier Inn including UK & International surged 14.3%. Sales in London advanced 21.6%. The Costa coffee chain total sales in the month climbed 17.2%.