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4:00 PM Frankfurt – Bilfinger fell on weak demand in the energy and utility sectors. Dignity Plc net and revenues soared on higher number of deaths. Deutsche Pfandbriefbank net jumped 4%. Indus Holding profit revenues surged. The tour operator TUI declined on weak sales and bookings in the U.K.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index rose 20.11 or 0.3% to 7,455.94 and in Frankfurt the DAX index increased 19.31 or 0.2% to 12,790.15.
In Paris, CAC 40 index edged up 0.23 to 5,405.75.
Bilfinger SE slipped 0.9% to €38.71 after Germany-based industrial services provider reported revenues in the first-quarter ending in March declined 8% from a year ago to €961 million.
Net loss in the quarter narrowed from a year ago to €55 million from €80 million and diluted earnings per share rose to €1.24 from €1.81.
The Bilfinger said orders dropped 4% after demand in the energy and utility sectors remained restrained.
Dignity Plc jumped 3.2% to 2,612 pence after the U.K.-based funeral related services provider said revenues in the first-quarter ending in March soared 15% from a year ago to £93.3 million.
Dignity said operating profit in the quarter surged 20% to £37.4 million from £31.1 million in the same period a year ago.
However, the funeral services provider said number of deaths in the quarter increased 7% 167,000 from 156,000.
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG slid 0.2% to €12.52 after Germany-based financial services provider said net interest income in the first-quarter ending in March grew 1% from a year ago to €103 million.
Net income in the quarter jumped 4% from a year ago to €38 million from €34 million and diluted earnings per share rose to €0.28 from €0.25.
General and administrative expenses rose to €50 million from €45 million in a year ago period and new loan loss provisions of €2 million were recognized during the period under review.
Indus Holding AG fell 0.3% to €63.10 after Germany-based engineering products maker stated net sales in the first-quarter ending in March jumped 14.5% from a year ago to €381 million.