4:00 PM Frankfurt Bilfinger net loss narrowed. E.ON net swung to a loss after revenues plummeted 11%. G4S net soared as in the first-half secured new contracts worth £1.4 billion. Heidelberger net loss widened. Prudential net tumbled.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index edged up 5.11 to 6,856.43 and in Frankfurt the DAX index decreased 31.87 or 0.3% to 10,661.81.
In Paris, CAC 40 index fell 13.44 or 0.3% to 4,453.73.
jumped 2.5% to 29.35 after the after the Germany-based engineering services provider reported total revenues in the first-half ending in June declined 11% from a year ago to 2.14 billion.
Net loss in the period narrowed from a year ago to 134 million compared to the 439 million and diluted loss per share dropped to 3.03 from 9.93.
The engineering services provider said orders received for the quarter declined 12.7% to 1.03 billion from a year ago period.
plunged 7% to 8.77 after the Germany-based energy solutions provider said sales in the first-half ending in June plummeted 11% from a year ago to 20.3 billion.
Net in the period swung from a year ago to 3.03 billion loss compared to 1.15 billion income and diluted loss per share swung to a 1.55 from diluted earnings per share of 0.59.
surged 15.5% to 226 pence after the U.K.-based security services provider said revenues in the first-half ending in June jumped 3.2% from a year ago to £3.53 billion.
Net income in the period soared 43.8% from a year ago to £69 million compared to the £48 million and diluted earnings per share rose 4.5 pence from 3.1 pence.
Chief executive officer Ashley Almanza said in the first half, the group secured new contracts worth about £1.4 billion.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
plunged 6.5% to 2.45 after the Germany-based printing machines maker stated sales in the first-quarter ending in June declined 13.7% from a year ago to 486 million.
Net loss in the quarter widened from a year ago to 37 million compared to the 4 million and diluted loss per share increased to 0.14 from 0.02.
advanced 2.5% to 1,427 pence after the U.K.-based financial services provider reported total revenues in the first-half ending in June soared 40.6% from a year ago to £35.54 billion.
Net income in the period tumbled 52.3% from a year ago to £687 million compared to the £1.44 billion and diluted earnings per share slumped to 26.87 pence from 56.2 pence.
The insurer said operating profits in Asia surged 15% to £743 million and including the U.S. and U.K. total operating profit in the first-half jumped 6% to £2.06 billion.
William Hill Plc
slipped 1.7 % to 323.40 pence after the U.K.-based betting services provider said that the board rejected the unsolicited non-binding highly conditional £3.6 billion three-way merger proposal from 888 Holdings Plc and Rank Group Plc.
Chairman of the company the proposal is a complex three-way combination at a low premium and also ""conditional proposal substantially undervalues the company.""