Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Michaniki, Hammerson, Iberia, Technical Olympic, Intercell and Carrefour.
Spain's Inditex on Wednesday said fiscal 2006 net profit rose 25% as it continued its rapid international expansion while reining in costs.
Britain's Imperial Tobacco will continue to push for a deal to acquire Franco-Spanish tobacco company Altadis, which rejected an offer of 45 euros ($59) a share.
Britain's Imperial Tobacco on Thursday confirmed it had made a bid approach to Altadis at 45 euros a share in cash valuing the Spanish firm at 11.5 billion euros ($15.2 billion).
Power supplier Enel said Monday it has signed a share swap deal with merchant bank Mediobanca to buy a further 2.98% of sought-after Spanish electricity company Endesa.
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica has formally launched the sales process for its stake in Dutch TV firm Endemol by hiring Lehman Brothers as adviser, both firms said on Friday.
Here some of Thursday’s big movers on European stock markets: Bwin Interactive Entertainment, Sidenor, William Demant, Sacyr Vallehermoso, Pernod Ricard, Carrefour and TUI.
Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Telekom Austria, Scania, Resolution, MAN, Iberia, Endesa, Vallourec, Lloyds TSB, RBS and ITV.
German utility E.On, which is trying to acquire Spain's Endesa in a 41 billion euro ($53.71 billion) deal, on Wednesday reported a 32% drop in net profit in 2006 from the year before, when the bottom line was bolstered by special items.
Enel shares outperformed a falling European stock market on Monday on a report Germany's E.ON could buy shares in its Italian rival as a bargaining tool in their battle over Spanish power firm Endesa.
Italy's former power monopoly Enel announced Thursday that it has boosted its nearly 10% stake in Spain's Endesa by another 7%, through a share swap deal with UBS.
BBVA, Spain's second-largest bank, agreed to buy Compass Bancshares for $9.6 billion Friday, furthering the company's long-held ambition to grow in Spanish-speaking U.S. markets.