|Bid||94.30 x 4000|
|Ask||96.51 x 2300|
|Day's Range||119.50 - 120.35|
|52 Week Range||90.00 - 121.75|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.28|
|Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser failed to grow its underlying sales in the first three months of the year, blaming fallout from a South Korean safety scandal and a flop with a new Scholl product after figures fell short of estimates. Analysts had expected the first quarter to be weak across the consumer goods sector, due to economic uncertainties and the timing of Easter. The disappointing sales will however increase the focus on dealmaking which has seen Reckitt concentrate more on consumer health and flag a possible sale of its small food business.
French stocks close higher Thursday, as gains for Publicis and Pernod helped relieve pressure from concerns over the outcome of Sunday’s presidential election vote.
Pernod Ricard SA’s third-quarter revenue beat analyst estimates as demand for the distiller’s Absolut Lime vodka and Jameson Irish whiskey surged in the Americas.